What Mick said here definitely resonates with me because I feel that I have gone through many changes in my life. We have to let who we were go in order to embrace who we are. That is the cycle of life and the way things are, no one remains the same through their life unless ones life is cut incredibly short. However, I like to believe there are options and we live several lifetimes. We are made of energy and that energy is passed on.
Many of us I believe have felt that they’ve lost their dream of becoming or being something or struggle to achieve that dream. It is not usually something that is easy to achieve and many do give up on those dreams but I think they are carried with us in order to remind us of possibilities of what we could do. Because these dreams are usually the core of what one is passionate about when one sets them aside it can feel like you’re losing ones self.
Many of us do not like war, I would rather have peace than war so I don’t know if I agree that patriotism goes away with war. Maybe what Mick was trying to say is that it is easier to be patriotic in times of peace instead of when we are at war. What does patriotism mean to you? What does it mean to be patriotic? Does it change in times of war or in times of peace? And are we at peace yet? I don’t think we are as of yet. I don’t know if we have been at peace ever really. There has just been some downtime between the fighting. Personally I would like to be at peace and to feel what that is like.
This has been one of the iconic songs from the Rolling Stones that I like. There are others of course and I’m going to include one more video with another one of the songs that has stuck with me through the years. I chose their first International number one song Satisfaction.