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What necessity, desire or dream do you wish accomplished but seems impossible?

Tell us why this seems impossible to you.


TEDxYouth@Mt.Olive's 2014 theme is Challenge the Impossible. We would like global responses to our question - What do you find impossible?

Our attendees will examine all submissions, devise possible solutions and hopefully develop a tool set for our youth to use when they encounter seemingly impossible situations.

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    Feb 28 2014: The late Beatle John Lennon's dream that our world will live as one seems impossible!

    IMAGINE

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE.
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      Feb 28 2014: Great song Rodrigo , which I always loved. Seeing this young man sing it brings so much depth to it....if he can believe it is possible, I can believe it is possible.

      http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KK7GLWNX
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        Mar 1 2014: Hello Colleen,

        I like your hopeful and very optimistic outlook! Wish you the best.
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          Mar 1 2014: Hi Rodrigo, and based on your comments that I have read, I like your outlook as well! In my humble perception and experience, it is more enjoyable then the alternative. Some folks think/feel that living a life that is optimistic and hopeful is impossible. I cannot imagine living the life adventure in any other way.

          You may say I'm a dreamer
          But I'm not the only one
          I hope someday you'll join us
          AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE.

          We can look at Emanuel, in the video above, and here is another inspirational person....
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4HGQHgeFE

          When we consider the challenges these young people have faced, and their attitude about life, how can we NOT have a hopeful attitude? When I feel like I have challenges in my own life, I observe people like these two young men and It puts things in perspective.

          The best to you too my friend....always.....all ways:>)
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          Mar 19 2014: keep striving for the ideal. we need folk like yourselves.

          but the romantic pessimist in me would like to add:

          "what makes you think you're something special when you smile? you can talk to me, when you're lonely you can talk to me" - Hey Bulldog.

          he was an absolute genius. flawed and beautiful
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          Mar 24 2014: Scott,
          Smiling simply feels better than the alternative, and it is very possible for everyone to feel the warmth of a smile:>)
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          Mar 24 2014: i know that, for sure. but, i like to also acknowledge the low road because we all go through it.

          shake it off and smile when you can but we all hit the doldrums now and then and that's when we need people to help lift us back to the high ground.
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      Mar 19 2014: lennon was a walking contradiction. that's what made him so great (beyond his brilliant songwriting) because he is like all of us.

      i believe in the ideal and it is so. but not yet
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        Mar 19 2014: Hi Scott,

        "Lennon was a walking contradiction ..." Is that what makes Lennon an authentic human being?
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          Mar 22 2014: yes, I think so. he had to shoulder huge expectations (no wonder he thought he was jesus for bit) and he was by no means perfect.

          there's a nice interview with George Harrison on the dvd "living in a material world" where he is asked about john. the interviewer points out he was no saint and george replies with "no, he wasn't...but he was".

          sums him up very well, i think.

          songs like Help! and I'm a Loser reveal a fragile, insecure side to a guy who (at that time) was almost universally adored
    • Mar 22 2014: Imagine how many generations of people this song has influenced and helped direct. Without wonderful, meaningful songs such as this people may not have advanced as quickly.

      And, although we seem far off from achieving Johns' world, I can see we are slowly progressing towards it. Atheism/non-religious population is growing, government is finding it more difficult to recruit soldiers and people overall are becoming more aware. Even if there are agencies covertly trying to achieve an obscured and warped version of a one world scenario, we'll make it to johns' world eventually.
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        Mar 23 2014: Mint, I like your spirit and optimism. Best wishes ...
        • Mar 23 2014: Thanks Rodrigo, it takes one to know one:)

          If a majority of us have enough positive faith that things will work out, then collectively our energies will direct us to a better world situation.

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