Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
Ok, so maybe I can't. Not alone. But through me change can be implemented...right?
Change is a funny thing, isn't it? Nothing is more essential to the proliferation of life; to it's sustainance. Our survival as a species is dependent on it. But change is, seemingly, our biggest obstacle in implementing...change. Or, could it be that effort is our achilles heel?
Often it is said that the cure to most of life's ills is education. What's the quote, 'teach a man to fish and you've fed him for a lifetime'? Seems like conventional wisdom. But if poverty is such an easy fix, then why are there so many more beggars than fishermen? What's the missing link here? I mean look around; so much of our earth is still third-world. There are ghettos and slums in every city, in every state, in every country, county and province.
Is it racism? Is it hatred? Or is it, laziness, fear, subordination? Could it be that people are genuinely afraid of getting their hands dirty, or fear the repercussion of those with power if we change the system for our brothers?
No one ever said change would be easy, but it is more necessary now than ever.
..And not false political change. Yes, that is a jab at President Obama. I have nothing against the guy (hey for all I know he really wants a better world), but I have no faith in a political system designed to pander to the status quo. The change I'm talking about involves me, and you, them, and all of us determined to leave a better world to our descendents. The power is not theirs to wield alone. The power exists where it always has, in the hands of the people. The question is, will we take responsibility for it, and in the process take responsibility for each other?
"If one fails, we all fail"
Peace & good luck,