The day before yesterday, I wrote a post about why it is important for us to start speaking up, and in the past couple of days, I have realized that a lot of people don’t raise their voices against all the injustice happening around them because they are so used to it. And as horrifying as it sounds, it is true. I hate to say this, but there is a lot going on in the world that is too difficult for any of us to process, so as a coping mechanism, we often let things slide, and that does more harm than good if you ask me.
Yes, it’s a lot to take in. Yes, it is often disturbing to process what’s going on around the world when you’re already dealing with problems of your own. It drains us out. But the way I see it, if people are raising their voices to make this world a kinder place for everyone who’s a part of it, we should join them. And for those who are still wondering why more and more people are being vocal now, it’s because we can’t expect the world to progress if our ideals belong a couple of centuries in the past.
Change begins with you. I used to think that my voice couldn’t make a difference because how loud could I be anyway? But when I began to look at the much bigger picture, I realized that there is so much more to it. It’s amazing when people leave me a text or reply saying that something that I wrote changed the way they looked at things. Do you know how powerful that is? I’m just a blogger, just another person who is jotting down her thoughts and leaving them on the internet like everybody else. But when my thoughts reach other people and it inspires them to change their beliefs, it means that I am capable of making an impact, no matter how small. And the same thing goes for every single one of you, too.
We have access to almost all the information in the world. So it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever for anybody to blindly cling to something that is clearly harmful to humanity. There is so much that I want to talk about, but because I am still trying to gather as much information as possible, and because I’m trying to understand things better than I already do, I don’t think I should be specifying things over here. I’m clearly not the right person to do so. But what I do know is that humanity doesn’t belong to just one part of the population; it’s universal and that’s something we all seem to forget.
I keep telling myself that maybe things will get better and the good will prevail over all the evils in society, but the truth is that even the good cannot win unless we fight for it. Unless we raise our voices and fight for the change that we want around us, it won’t happen. Nothing good ever comes easy and that is a fact that we all need to understand. Now, I’m not asking anybody to start a revolution or a rebellion here, but what you can do is to start accepting the flaws in the ideals that some of us were raised with. It really does start at the roots.
It’s never too late to understand that something you believed in was wrong. Some of us realize it sooner, some of us take time. But we should all be willing to unlearn things that are only holding us back from being a better human being. Of course, you could ask me if I practice what I preach. And the answer is, I try to. I’m not somebody who is self-actualized. I’m far from it. But I am on this journey to being a better person just as much as anybody else. I don’t deny my flaws because they are what make me who I am, but I’m also trying to be a better person because that’s how any of us can ever hope to make any kind of progress.
Just think it over a little bit, maybe? Just think about which side of progress you want to be on.
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