First of all, I would like to wish everyone reading this a very, very happy new year! May 2012 bring you happiness and success in everything you do hand in hand with a wish for peace and prosperity world-round as we forge through and past economic, social and political crises towards a more inclusive and just global society.
I would also like to avoid cluttering this post with pessimism about where the world is going. We can never know, unless we all try harder to be better people. This is why I would also like to urge you to make this effort. Change like charity, begins at home with small acts of kindness, forgetting to keep score of our own but remembering and reciprocating those of others.
So here’s something for you reader to think about, in a little (uncannily and uncharacteristically optimistic) post I wrote for The Platform where I’ve tried to look beyond this culture of blame that salts the wounds of our existence, because sometimes hope for better things to come is all we have left.
I do believe that ‘Change lies in the hands of people, not just in that of governments.’ And I do not mean simply in protest, violent or otherwise, but rather in bearing equal responsibility to foster equality and inclusivity.