Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants To Rule The World

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Thanks to the wonders of satellite radio, this song recently popped back up on my radar. It is one of those rare songs, played so many times yet avoiding wearing thin, never growing boring, always hitting with the equal significance, eliciting the same emotional reactions (reactions which, generally, include me singing along…loudly).

Why, you might ask, would I bother to share a mid-80’s New Wave awarding-winning hit that most everyone has heard on numerous occasions? Those of you who watched Dennis Miller Live on HBO in the late 90’s may remember the song as the opening theme. For me, that show served as the trigger for certain discussions, my entry into politics, my active involvement in current events and my government and community.

Whenever I hear this song, I think of that show and I think of that time.  It reminds me…

Be active.

Be skeptical.

Be open.

But, most of all, be involved.

Author’s Note: A slightly different version of this writing was previously posted in other venues in 2010.