Constantly the perspective of the world shifts for me. Through coming of age stories, miracles, cultural revolutions, and most of all great tragedies, every event redefines the way I interpret the nature of our nation and the world. I realized last night, after an immense loss, that none of the rights we hold so dear are necessarily guaranteed for us. This is a terrifying thought. At the same time, it opened my eyes to some valuable truths. Wrong things happen, but we have the power to stop them, and we must act. This isn't exactly what I'd call a political blog, so I won't go into detail. Nevertheless, I'd like to emphasize the importance of our generation's awareness.
Martin Luther King once said "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice."
And another quote, by Whitman, "We must march, my darlings. We must bear the brunt of danger. We, the youthful, sinewy races, all the rest on us depend."
We are the 20 somethings of our world--the future doctors, lawyers, CEOs... but also the thinkers, activists, human rights fighters, and charitable human beings. We will inherit the opportunities of our nation but also the burdens of its wrongs, and then the spotlight of judgment will be directed on us. What we do now and then might change the course of history forever.
On a completely different note, I apologize for the incongruity of this post to the objective of my blog. After last week I tried not to make this blog too personal, but in light of what happened yesterday, it's something I felt compelled to note. But we will be back to our normal scheduling after this post!