It is year 2006 and I would like to share my views on the world from what I have seen, heard, or realized in my 24 years of life. The world I see now is certainly different than what I saw 5, 10 years ago. It is constantly changing, and some in negative way. First of all, I am from the U.S. and here the money rules. If you are a person with $$, you get all the admirations, respects and people are lining up to be ur friends. Money is certainly necessary means to survive in this world but so many evil, terrible things are happening to battle for more money. 2nd thing I wanna mention is "Only the strongest survive" or "survival of the fittest." Of course, you need to have money, education, means of making money, support system to thrive in this competitive world. The income gap between the rich and poor is widening and there needs to be more attention to people with low income so they can improve their lives. 3rd thing I wanna mention is all the disastrous things happening in this world that makes me wonder, "Where is this world going?" First it started off with 9/11, then Iraq War, Tsumani which killed 300,000 people, earthquake, conflict in Lebanon, genocide in Darfur, etc. Hunger and AIDS epidemic issue has always been big issue as well. The world needs to be moving in the right direction by working on preventing things like war, genocide from happening again and implementing more helps and supports for hunger and AIDS issue. Those things are what I have been witnessing in my life. Life as mysterious as it is, makes u wonder sometimes where it really is going toward and what is ahead in store for us. I know I came in this world for a purpose. However, my life has been severely affected by severe depression, addiction and other psychological issues. They all are something I never expected would happen in my life. I am 24 now, prime age for anyone to live the best of their lives. Yet, I find myself constantly struggling. It feels like I am caught in a spider web that I am constantly trying to free myself. One thing is sure though. If this is my destiny, I will accept it and die trying. That way, when I go back to where I came from, I will leave without regrets.