Here is a fantastic video that details an approach to end the ongoing conflict in the Congo.
Though we may be separate from it, there some pretty awful stuff going on in the world.
Now when I look at the community around me, I find myself surrounded by thoughtful, compassionate, and rational people. And these people are there to support eachother. Individually we do make mistakes, but as we lean on others, we become driven and inspired to do good in the world. As the optimist that I am, I believe that all people inherently share this quality.
So why, as fellow human beings, aren’t we doing all we can to help those who are locked in war, people who are forced to kill and spread hate? Now I’m not pointing any fingers, I’m just making an observation. I know I’m not doing much for Congo, despite the relatively simple solutions that organizations put forth, solutions that could be put into action quite easily if we pool together the our collective resources. Part of the answer must be ignorance. Because we are so distant from the damage wars inflict, or can’t feel how a mother feels when she loses her son to a war, we simply don’t care enough to extend a hand to those in need. This must change.
All in the span of decades, we’ve put men and women into space, built dizzingly immense cities of steel and glass, and have developed a globally encompassing and instantaneous means of communication, buisiness, and self-expression. Why is this frontier any different? We have the means, why not build the close-knit global community that I know we’re capable of? And it all starts by spreading awareness and eliminating ignorance.
So pass this video on to a couple people, or at the very least think about how lucky we are to live without the immediate threat of oppression or violence. But above all, don’t forget:
the sun shines on.