The news is disturbing. It’s hard to read, sometimes, and I find myself avoiding it more than before. I feel powerless a lot of the time.
Recently I stumbled on a great YouTuber called Struthless. He’s kind of punk and very creative and really talented. In this video he shares 5 questions that changed his life. They are all great but the one I keep thinking about is ‘How is the worst thing that ever happened to you the best thing that has ever happened to you?’
It echoes a lesson I learned long ago which is that something good comes from something bad comes from something good, and on and on. If you think of any example in your life, it’s most likely true. So when things get really confusing or tough, I think about what I am supposed to be learning right now.
As a society, I think we are learning that being a citizen requires us to be engaged, to learn about our government and politics and to understand that it is fragile and could be taken away. We must fight, and we do that by voting, however we can. Many have fought before us, this is our time. Something good can come from this, we must make it happen.
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