“Infinite Spirit”: A Poem About America 2.0
Watching America's decline from over 5000 miles away, I am rethinking what the true meaning of "America 2.0" really is.
It has been a month since I arrived in Montenegro, immersing myself in a two-month co-living and co-working experiment with leaders in web3 and longevity.
As I reflect on my journey thus far, with another month left to experience, I observe a world where countries are ditching the USD and the 2024 US presidential election is poised for a rematch between octogenarians Biden and Trump – two individuals who hardly represent the ideal leaders for the younger generation. Amidst the chaos, we seem to spend more time debating Twitter blue checks and Bud Light cans than addressing our greatest challenges together as a nation.
Despite these tumultuous times, I remain committed to leveling up America during this make or break decade, believing that a breakthrough to a Golden Age is possible.
However, this month away from the US has provided me with invaluable perspective. Even if the US fades into oblivion, the spirit will live on around the world. Humanity as a whole is resilient, even if the United States of America is in decay.
With all this in mind, I felt called to—with a little help from chatGPT—write a poem that captures this belief that no matter what, things will be okay for humanity.
America 2.0 is so much more than a better United States. It’s about humanity realizing its potential, inside and outside of US borders. It’s clearer than ever to me now.
A month in Montenegro, I've come to see, A spirit that's boundless, wild and free. It's not just America, but something much more, A dream that unites us, from shore to shore. America 2.0, a new version we seek, To build a tomorrow, for the strong and the weak. But beyond our borders, there's a truth to be told, That spirit's alive, in hearts young and old. We find it in builders, who come from afar, Who dare to dream big, and reach for the stars. Their freedom and hope, in the face of the fight, The will to keep trying, and make things right. In the land of Black mountains, optimism shines bright, A spark that ignites, in the darkest of night. These builders, these dreamers, they show us the way, That America's spirit, will forever stay. America 2.0, it's everywhere we look, In regenerative villages, a new chapter's been took. It's about helping others, and making dreams real, For the future of all, a new hope we feel. Not worshipping money, or chasing success, But dreaming of more, and leaving no mess. A focus on flourishing, and lifting us all, An Infinite Spirit, that will never fall. So, let's come together, and write this new tale, Of an America rising, in hearts that won't fail. For the spirit's inside us, wherever we go, **The Infinite Spirit, forever will grow.**
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Thank you for sharing hope and optimism. Your perspective outside of America is invaluable. It’s comforting to know the Spirit is infinite and alive around the world.