"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Happy Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. day of service! It is not only a holiday in the United States, but it is considered to be a day of service to your community. This man was not only a civil rights leader, but a well-rounded philosopher and philanthropist beyond his time. He sets the standard on what the world is supposed to strive for in a near perfect society. He believed in a society that should be open for opportunities for all mankind and that there was no place for racial inequality or inequality of any kind.
In the midst of opposition from government leaders, everyone should make a conscience effort to turn this world into a better place for all. Yes. We are different; speak different languages; love differently; disagree with one another; look differently and have different ideologies but that is what makes us human. We still all come from the same source. In fact, I am a firm believer that we would be more advance in technology and the likes if we could set our differences aside and develop more ways of curing diseases; eliminating hunger; sheltering the homeless and leveling the playing field in education and in the workforce, just to name a few things. It is a shame that we have plenty of great leaders who believe in these things, but it differs from what is projected to the public as a whole throughout social media. Decencies and even the truths have been replaced by controversial statements and divisive speech just for manipulating the public and for monetary gains.
Keep your eyes open and your head strong to decide what is best for you and yours, for you cannot look for mankind to lead you on the straight and narrow path to build a better world as long as greed, power and money are the determining factors for decision-makers of the world. Civil disobedience, resistance, open communication and, more importantly, solutions need to be developed every step of the way so our community does not represent the opposite direction of where we need to be. Let us hold our leaders accountable for his or her own ascent or demise.
If you want to volunteer for any cause, you can find one through guidestar.org or locally search for charities in your state or country. I know you know of one charity since you are reading this from our organization’s website. Please find a cause or more because it is about all of us reaching back and pulling up at least one other person to our level and beyond. If enough of us take a step forward towards real positive change, then no entity can take us backwards into the past.