With a chair. Do you dare?
No matter how far in life we come, there will always be someone that’s trying to disrupt the flow and alter things to better fit their often jaded views. It comes in the form of racism, sexism, stereotypes, xenophobia, bigotry, and prejudice. These ill-fitting beliefs inhabit the minds of the rich, the poor, the young, and the old.
We’ve seen upheavals in the past
They have all been started by someone determined to stand up against these most biased assaults on humanity. Martin Luther King jr, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, and Mary McLeod Bethune are just a few of the most well known civil rights activists and Agents of Destiny.
There are others, of course. Unsung heroes step up every day, not looking for fame, but seeking to help change the world for the better. It’s the store that allows transgender men and women to use the bathroom fitting their gender, and the police chief who firmly states that, yes, black lives do matter, even as the rest of his men revolt against the idea of the movement.
Go even deeper.
It’s the person who sees a woman of the Muslim religion being hassled on the street and steps in, telling the hasslers off. It’s the high school student who forms a protest against forced outings of other students who happen to be transgender. Every day, people are stepping up and shouting this is wrong, this is not how life should be, this is not how we should be treated – how they should be treated – how humans should be treated.
But it’s not enough.
That’s the hard truth of the matter.
There are not enough voices speaking out. There are not enough seeking a change in the world.
Or, if they are, they seek it from the other side of their computer screen, snapping at their partners and disliking posts. So? Which are you? Or, perhaps a better question is, which do you want to be? For the time to sit idly by has gone. Now, time to seek justice. Now, time to seek a better life, not just for ourselves but for all those around us.
Are you brave enough to fight for change?
How? Look up information online. Start by being well informed on the matter. Know the in’s and the outs of the situation, and of how it’s being treated in the areas near you locally. If you’re happy with the organizations around you, then send a message. See how best to get involved – do they do protests? Are they raising money to help the repair of a vandalized mosque or temple? Is there a shelter that they support, for teens who are not safe in their own home?
If you aren’t happy with their organization
if they are lacking a vital message or a want to help – then see what you can do to start your own. Raise up your voice and speak out; hold out your hands and offer help; take the stand that you previously only hoped other people would.
All humans deserve the same rights and respect. Everyone deserves to be able to walk down the road and not fear for their safety. You can change the world by helping others do exactly that.
Time for the Agency of Destiny.