the ideal of a United Nations "an impossible" dream"?
for the Present Perfect Tense being used here)
always dreamed of living in a peaceful world
with enough resources for all people to share. But can this
ever become a reality? People have
always been able to dream things long before being
able to do them. A dream can take place at lightning speed,
while reality is limited by time and space.
The League of Nations may have failed,
but that was not the end of the dream of a united world. The
creation of the United Nations followed. The mere fact that
a "United Nations" came into existence represents a giant step
in the human social evolution. Throughout history, it has often
seemed that human progress--on both an individual and a collective
level - takes two steps forward and one step back. But it keeps
going forward. The important thing is not to give up when success
is long in coming -- but to stay focused on the goal. Every
positive human invention that has been created in the world
started as an individual or collective dream. Those who have
persisted in making their dreams a reality over time have often
been rewarded by seeing their dreams spring to life in the world.
Persistence is key. As U.S President Calvin Coolidge once
said, "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,
'press on' has solved, and always will solve, the problems of
the human race." .