On the radio today I heard two African American mothers suggest that their son could be the next president; one of the sons actually made the suggestion that he could be president. Perhaps this is part of the hope and change that Obama seeks to revitalize in the USA.
No matter which side you voted for, we have to trust that our nation will move forward, that as a people we can join together, agreeing to disagree on some points, compromising on most others. Personally, I believe that if we are to make things better for our children, we have to embrace a paradigm shift. We have to leave our “look out for No. 1” mentality behind and take the “servant-leader” role. We have to learn how to lead and live with compassion, with awareness and consciousness. We have to make our homes safe, help people find a right livelihood and genuinely take care of one another.
Do thoughts like these increase the profit margins? Will it guarantee that we’ll be able to buy all the best and newest things out there? No, but do we need those things anyway?
If we can take off the layers of messages we receive from corporate media, the layers of expectations built upon us from issues of the past and set forth with a new dream, who knows what can happen.
As Obama did, we can try. Hope. Change. And in the sing-song of Disney’s Pixar Robinsons, “Keep moving forward!”
Martin Luther King, Jr., proudly said he had a dream. He dared to share his dream. Look what he sacrificed. Look how far we’ve come.
What do you dare to dream?