Change Does Not Happen In The Booth
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When I was young I used to believe that being a Super Hero was easy. Just jump into a phone booth, put on my cape and fly out to where the problem is and fix it with my Super human powers! Gbam take that evil man!
But when I grew older I realized that being a super hero was hard, I did not have super powers and fighting problems without super powers was kinda tough!
It involved getting shot in the head just because you wanted to fight for the right of girls to go to school. It involved being imprisoned in your own land by visitors because you believed in the equality of man. It involved death…like MLK taking a bullet type death.
To be honest, in the real world Super-hero was hard … but super heroes all had one thing in common. They effected change. Super-heroes changed the life of people around them by being willing to fight for what they believed in even without having super powers.
But that word change has been watered-down to just a simple act…a one time action.
“Do this and change will happen” they said …
Making us believe that change was easy like Superman easy but it’s not.
It does not involve voting and going to sleep for 4 years only to wake up and scream CHANGE all over again! Change involves getting INVOLVED, getting down and dirty, working in your community and checking your leaders long after the elections are over. That is how change happens … it does not stop at the election booth, it actually starts the minute you step out of the booth!
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