Sunday, April 27, 2008

Duck, Duck, Goose!

What can you say when the world around you seems to be dying? What can be done when you’re screaming at the top of your lungs to stand out, yet everyone’s so relaxed in their conformity that you only appear to be making purposeless noise? Who do you turn to when the world has turned their back because, unlike them, you made the decision long ago that assimilation was not the way? To put it simply... what do you do when you’re the only one standing in a group of sitting ducks?

The answer to this question is easy... continue standing. Continue to be uncompromising. In a world where most girls idolize Barbie and boys are pressured to be the all-Americans their fathers never could, there has to be someone fighting for a cause that has nothing to do with the standards set by society. There has to be someone hoping to set their own standard. No one has to tell you what you should be passionate about or when you should show genuine concern for reasons beyond yourself. It shouldn’t take someone close to you dying of AIDS for you to notice the masses of children in Africa dying from the disease daily.

Don’t care because someone told you that’s the right thing to do. Don’t fight for something because others close to you are so passionate about it. Find something important to you for reasons only you may understand and dig deep inside yourself to cause change on that issue. Find something worth dying for, and instead, live for it.

Duck-Duck-Goose... You're It,

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