It’s so crazy. I had an outfit post all planned and was halfway finished, when I realized there was something else weighing on my mind. If you’re remotely in touch with the workings of the world, you know that last night was President Obama’s Farewell Address. I’ve been working on incorporating more personal touches into the blog, and I felt that now was a good time to express my thoughts. There will always be plenty of time for my outfits! 🙂
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the one thing I think is most important is to look out for another. Despite what many people say, we are each other’s keeper. We all just want to be treated fairly and equally, and in order to navigate through this next journey – we have to be kind, considerate and compassionate towards our neighbors… no matter the perceived differences.
While times may seem dark for some, something the president said was that our generation is the generation that gets it. We are the ones who can make positive change and we should not sit idle when people do things we don’t agree with. I myself am very guilty of not speaking up or taking action against what I know is wrong, but there is no better time than now. It’s so easy to complain and just talk. But as we all know, talking gets you nowhere and actions speak louder than words.
So for anyone who is worried about the future, I encourage you to be active participants in society, and there will be many opportunities to do so. I’ve promised myself to do more and to be the type of citizen our president asked me to be – and I know so many others will join me during these next four years!
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