An Optimist’s Creed
Even if a sixth of the world is starving,
and those promoting peace are ridiculed.
Even if greed is often paraded as virtue,
and market laws generally define what people do.
Even if individuals do not seem to matter,
just the goods or services they produce.
Even if machines are gradually replacing humans,
and intimacy is widely regarded as untrue.
There's still something
precious about each breath.
We are gifted with such vibrancy
and heirs to an ancient radiance!
and Practice Remembrance.
Then hate, delusion or avarice
will have no root in your breast.