It’s a good time to make a difference.
People, particularly women these days, are feeling empowered to speak up for themselves. To be seen as equals. To see ourselves as worthy, to settle for nothing less. To feel empowered to speak up when we are mistreated and disrespected, by any degree. However a movement begins, whatever grim set of circumstances started it, will never overshadow the powerful results. Everyone involved, from those watching, to the harmed, to even the ones that did the harming, had a part in moving mankind forward. But it will require focus and intention, not to fall back into the role of being marginalized, and looking the other way out of fear, or feelings of unworthiness.
There are others illustrating that everyone is entitled to the liberties they deserve, based not only on the law, but also out of sheer humanity. They’re using a powerful symbol to demonstrate this point. By shining a light on an entire population that are entitled to the very liberties that, that very symbol stands for. It’s the perfect illustration, with the perfect symbol. Their perseverance with their gesture illustrates their courage, their humanity. These individuals understand that complaining to each other, or grousing at the news, would not make a positive difference, it would only contribute to the problem. Instead, they chose to act on their feelings. Their peaceful action is impressive. And they are moving mankind forward.
Everyday seemingly inconsequential acts of kindness move mankind forward. But often, it’s the more emotional, sensational, and divisive issues that pull people together, and shift mankind in larger numbers. One day we won’t need scandals or atrocities to activate us toward becoming more humane. However, until then, it will take us peacefully expressing ourselves to stand for a better world, and inspire others to do the same. A world where we treat others the way that we expect to be treated.
We all have something we care about. What are you standing up for? For me, I know there are some things I can speak up about, starting within just my personal life, as well as many things I’m concerned about as a citizen of our world.
All of us are here to do our part to assist mankind in moving forward.