If you had the power to change anything in the world, what would you change?
What a powerful question right? It can lead down so many paths and to so many answers. What do women, men and children around the world need – individually and collectively? What is broken, has been perverted, is full of distrust, hate, sexism, bigotry? What/Who is lacking love and respect?
I have a list that could be almost eradicated if we lived out these major things:
All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others. -Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Imagine what seven billion humans could accomplish if we all loved and respected each other. Imagine.” -A.D. Williams
It makes me think of real life examples, movies, documentaries and even songs that get me emotional. I want peace in our world so badly in every corner of brokenness. I have heard whatever makes you cry or angry is part of your calling in the world. It might become part of your personal mission.
There are a few such issues near and dear to my own heart. I mean, “A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Suess
Music has always been a strong communicator of things I wish for the world and all the people in it.
I think back to a couple years ago when I was part of a cool video to the backdrop song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and this year “Price Tag” by Jessie J which both have powerful messages to me now about things that are important.
Love, empowerment and respect can help humanity focus on the right priorities which can impact the world we live in. It probably sounds too idealistic but sometimes you have to remain idealistic and hopeful otherwise you lose the point of it all.
We each are powerful enough on our own to change the world. We don’t need to just sit back and wait on the world to change.
We know we need change. One day I hope we see how much we need each other to see change. We Are The World.