The environment we live in is toxic. It poisons our minds and kills our humanity. And that’s why I’m addressing you, the people of toady, in the hopes you will nurture a safe haven for all to prosper in.
We live in a society where we allow the media to dictate how we look, social media to validate our experiences, numbers to define our worth, and social constructs to measure our happiness. In this manner, we, as a society, are effectively handcuffing ourselves to idealised concepts of perfection.
But what do we gain from it? Why do we attempt to shepherd everyone into the same box? Is this healthy? For us? For me? For you?
Society should embrace our individuality and place no restrains on our freedom. We should be able to express ourselves through art and culture and paint bold statements in minds. One should not be judged for being different, or shunned for being in the minority. We’re all equals and we should support everyone’s race in life – whether that be to rebel against or assimilate into what we’ve been taught by books and words and life experiences.
It seems, we choose to live passively in an environment where we suffocate creativity and promote intelligence; where we give wisdom to the old and foolishness to the young; where one colour, one race, one belief, one gender weighs heavier on a scale than another. It isn’t fair. It isn’t right to treat our own blood with this injustice. And that is why the change must start with you.
You can speak the language of compassion. You can deafen the voice of corruption and filter out the intoxicants in our environment. Envision the future you want for yourself and be the change that helps construct it.
If not now. .. then when?
What’s one change you want to help bring about?