“We all struggle for a common collective purpose. This single, shared purpose is human being, which we use as a verb rather than a noun where our activism is the struggle for the inalienable rights of all people to human be—to be liberated from any project of violence that treats persons as property, persons as things, persons as not disposable, or persons as in any other way less than fully human.”
-Shawn A. Ginwright, PHD
There are times we come across some quotes that remind us of what it means to be truly socially aware. Todat’s quote by Shawn A. Ginwright is no exception. Our struggle should be for all the be treated the same: as human beings. No one is anyone else’s property as each person is in control of themselves and themselves only. We are not things, but are people that are indisposable. We are so much more. Each and everyone of us.
This serves as reminder of our why. To be there for one another. Love one another. Violence breeds hate. So let’s avoid that at all costs. It is time we remember to lead and live with love in our hearts and our souls for those around us. We need to do this now before it is too late.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?