As part of my Métis cultural background, I was thought to always look back 7 generations and look out for 7 generation in the future. I think most culture has this wish to make the world better for the next generation. Unfortunately, capitalism only looks at how much profit one can make in the immediate without looking out for the human element.
“What I’ve realised is that life doesn’t count for much unless you’re willing to do your small part to leave our children, all of our children, a better world. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” ― Barack Obama
Each of us has a responsibility when it comes to making this world a better place for everyone. We need to educate ourselves on the inequalities that others face, not just the one that affects us personally.
Each one of us has a voice. We can’t wait for someone else to take the lead and make the change. We all need to stand up and make our voices heard, to change what we can in our own lives to make the world a bit better, no matter how small the change. I am trying to use my voice and my actions for good.
Please keep in mind that along the way you may make mistake. I know that I will because I’m still learning. We all are. The best way to continue working toward a progressive, socially conscious mindset is to learn from past mistakes.
What causes are you involved in?
Here’s a list of inspirational songs when it comes to activism, change and making our world better:
- Be the Change – Shuree
- Free Your Mind – En Vogue
- Heroes (we could be) – Alesso
- One Girl Can Change the World – Shuree
- Powerless (Say What You Want) – Nelly Furtado
- Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
- Stand Up – Flobots