It seems if you look at it from one angle, we are constantly fighting something. Today the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is being dedicated on the Mall of Washington, D.C. representing the fight for racial and more broadly human equality. Today around the nation people are walking many miles for the fight against Breast Cancer. Today around the world people continue to fight against economic inequality with Occupy protests that began almost a month ago on Wall St. Today the candidates for the office of Presidency fight so they can enter the Oval Office and listen to the continuous fights in the halls of Congress that keep our nation stationary, which leads to more unrest amongst the citizens.
Also today the dedication of a memorial to a man that dreamed represents the growth of a people. We now live in a better, more peaceful state, because we live together rather than against one another. Today the paraders in pink represent so much more than lost lives. They represent the survivors and the massive growth towards a cure there has been. We now live in a better, more hopeful state, because we support causes as one. Today the voices of the economically unstable are being heard, and this represents so much more than what they aren’t getting. We now live in a better, more democratic state, because we have opportunities to show our unity.
There might be many a fights around every corner we turn but they represent much more than what they are fighting against. Our history shows us these fights have forever been with us, in different capacities, but it represents our evolution as a society. For better or worse, dependent upon the angle you view. I choose to see through the clouds of fighting and know that growth is represented. No matter how many clouds, the sun is still there.
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