You know, we really are the world. As we begin a new year, let’s look back at the first decade of the 21st Century with analytical eyes. Let’s see what we did right and what we did wrong. Let’s commit them both to memory, placing them in their proper categories, and take the lessons learned to help guide us into the new decade like shining lights.
I find it hard to believe that twenty-five years have passed since We Are The World was first recorded. Following the annual American Music Awards, all these talented and super successful singers made their way into the studio where they set down one of the 20th Century’s most popular songs on tape. The company called itself USA for Africa and they raised a gazillion dollars for the starving children they were singing for. You see what can happen when people join forces and work for a common cause.
I appeal to each and every member of the human race. Let us not continue with the vain and purposeless pursuits that so many of us have been chasing for the last decade. Let us move into the future with bold courage and hearts set on making the world a better place for all of us to live. We have it in us to give our children and our grandchildren a planet to shepherd into the next century. It’s up to us. We are the world. Don’t forget that simple message. We are the world.