Wednesday 16 November 2016

"The system will prevail." What if it won't!?

In an attempt to calm the anxiety, frustration, and in some cases anger surrounding the election of Donald Trump, some pundits are saying "The system will prevail." What if it won't!?

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008 proved beyond any doubt that most of the systems we have come to rely on in our society are shaky at best.

I'd suggest that evolution, and in some cases peaceful revolution, of our systems and structures is essential because:

not every citizen is afforded basic human rights
some citizens are not living in harmony with our planet
some citizens don’t have fresh water to drink
some citizens don’t have a livelihood
some citizens don’t have a home
some citizens can’t get an education
not all citizens have a say about our future
not all citizens have equity of opportunity
some citizens are still engaging in the futility of political and/or religious violence
some of our younger citizens are being abused
some of our citizens are dying everyday of preventable diseases
some of our female citizens are being exploited and abused
some citizens have no health care
some citizens are hungry ...

I could make a long list, as I'm sure you could too, of what's wrong with our world.

Awareness of what must be better is important, however what really matters is the quest we're on individually and collectively to make a difference.

Regardless of what our institutional status quo sustainers or status quo shifters do or don't do, my choice is to focus on the difference I can make, and to collaborate with others to make a difference together.

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.

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