Patmanmeow
2 years ago500+ Views
What to do on MLK day
I woke up this morning with a profound sense of hopelessness. Then a got a cup of coffee and starting listening to Dr. King's audio speeches on Spotify, and I'm thinking to myself, here is a man who was a prolific icon who knew so much about what's missing in America and wanted kindness to heal unjustly laws. Since those moments are now history, it would be considered rightfully so to use the words of wisdom from Dr. King to today's world of madness.
"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve." King worked tirelessly to spread his activism to provide meaningful changes in order for blacks to live equally. Technically speaking, MLK day isn't really a day off. It's more of a day off to help volunteer to local communities. Simply by sending donations or going in person to help undeserved black populations, you are giving hope to those who have not exactly been given the type of respect they needed at the time they needed it. Forget about sleeping in, and watching Netflix. Go out there and spread the word.
"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." Today is a day in which we remember the man who protested with nonviolent actions. So that means we should all take some time to learn about the history behind his narrative scope on racial injustice. We can learn about his family, friends, those who flew from different parts of America to help Dr. King, and the overall obligation and comparing the events to today's society. Even facts you didn't learn from your school books. Like I said before, I've listened to some audio recordings of Dr. King speaking in front of crowds. You can find them on Spotify.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Going along with the discussion of discrimination, it's important to start an informal critique about racial injustice. Yes, it's uncomfortable subject, but being contextualize when talking about it can bring meaningful conversations. People today can be antsy, especially politically correct individuals, but it's part of history and carrying those boundaries can be an importance of encouraging information for future unfamiliarity.
This is a dream we have and we need it in reality more than ever today, mew.
4 comments
Well said....again deep and thought provoking
2 years ago·Reply
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" That's an incredible quote and so, so true. I'm glad you shared this @Patmanmeow. Today is also incidentally my birthday (you are invited to my birthday party, incidentally! :) It's going to be posted at 4pm PST in the Love & Relationship community) and I think some years I get really distracted by that, rather than thinking about what MLK day is really about. Thanks for helping me observe more thoughtfully :) volunteering is a great idea.
2 years ago·Reply
I'll be at work during that time, but I'll be sure to check your post later. Happy dappy birthday, mew. @AlloBaber
2 years ago·Reply
What a beautiful card. A fitting tribute for someone so important. Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful. Happy MLK day.
2 years ago·Reply
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