Im left uneasy by the news of the weekend, although i will not let it get me down. I feel as though I did not voice my opinion as loud as I should have, for I felt confident that most people care for our country... I now feel some what ignorant because I forget that I live in such an amazing, inner Melbourne suburb, where when I leave my house I’m surrounded by different cultures and beautiful languages as I walk towards the tram stop.
I forget that my fav cafe will not even serve you a coffee unless you BYO cup. I’ve forgotten that people don’t stop and smile at the homeless soul on the corner to whom I support by stopping for a chat and purchasing a ‘big issue’ off for my commute ahead. I’ve forgotten that others don’t see these innocent people as human beings.
I forgot that I am that weirdo that doesn’t have heating or cooling and shares a car to reduce my footprint. Who attend events and workshops to learn with hundreds of other like minded people.
I’ve forgotten that not all Australians have this community that I am so lucky to be a proud part of.
That word COMMUNITY is missing from us all, we are all too focused on the ME, the gains, and are too busy to care. it’s every man for himself.
A community brings us together, to help support, embrace and lift each other up, its about being a part of something bigger. Within that is acceptance and hope.
I live and work in a community who cares for the future of our planet, for education and those in need, our indigenous, our immigrants, our children, our Mother Earth and every living thing in between.
I will, however NEVER forget the privileged life I am so lucky to live. I will never stop using this to fight for what’s right and stand up for what I believe in.
I am very much a peace keeper, and with this I respect everyone’s opinion and views, I don’t like to cause problems, rather I believe change can happen through discussion and education.
But now I’m even more passionate and I will not step down, I will not tolerate a rich old pro-coal, money hungry, racist f*** who doesn’t care for our most vulnerable.
If you thought I was a tree huggin, annoying greeny before, rest assured.. you ain’t seen nothing yet!!