Monday, January 16, 2012

I have a Dream...

On a day like today when we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968), we should stop and reflect on the meaning of his actions and his words.

Best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

Through his speeches, he delivered strong messages of encouragement that mobilized the masses and prompted them to fight for their freedom, equality, and empowerment. He always highlighted individuals' responsibilities towards the life they lived because "freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

In order to get better, to make it count, we need to take action, voice our opinions and work toward what we believe in, keeping in mind that in each and everyone of us lies the responsibility to make our place a better place for all. According to Martin Luther King, Jr., "an individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

With the best interest of our planet, families, friends, living things, and each and every human being at heart...

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