My question to a legislator would be very simple.
Can you as a member of our legislature starta movement to try to “really” make our world a better place for all? I strongly believe that behavior is learnedand corrected, corrected and learned. Itall comes down to human nature, and it is a process that repeats itself overand over again. If we can begin to makevery small changes just one person at a time, our world can become a morecaring and compassionate world, especially starting with our leaders. Our society teaches its members how toact. If you look at preschool children,they are not born mean, angry, or cold hearted. They don’t differentiate between black and white other than it beingsimply a color. They see people aspeople.
Society has not yet had thechance to teach them anything different. If we want the world to change, we need to start a positive movement todo so.We need just one leader to start the movement. If our leaders begin to lead by positive example,we could start to make impactful changes. Will you Mr. or Mrs. Legislature person be the one willing to stand outand begin? Our country faces realchallenges.
As reported in an articlefrom Atlantic.com, murders in the United States rose by 8.6% in 2016, and in2015 rose by 10.8% over 2014. TheFBI.com website reports that violent crimes have risen for the second straightyear rising by 4.
1% and the violent crime rate rose by 3.4%. Crime is on the rise, and these results showthat simply just arresting people is not going to solve the problem – we needto change at our core.
If positivechange begins, I believe we will start to see every other matter plaguing ourcountry such as equality, crime, racism, etc. impacted and begin to decrease,but it can only begin with our people. Ourpeople also need leaders that will lead by example and show to the world we canbe kind and accepting instead of arrogant, rude, and selfish. All we really need to do it learn to accept andunderstand, not agree or disagree. Oneof my favorite quotes by Mahatama Gandhi is “Be the change you wish to see inthe world.” If we want our country toreally be great, we all can help it get there by making positive changes in theworld around us every day with just one small action of kindness.
Say hello, pick up something for anotherperson, open a door, and let someone change lanes in front of you instead ofsqueezing tight to not let them in. Asimple kind action leads to a larger reaction. Kindness, it really can create a positive ripple effect and start amovement. There will always be good andbad people… but if we can slowly over power the bad we can win.