Martin Luther King was famous for his “I have a dream speech”. In the children’s section of the library, I found a book on his speech with pictures. Then at the back, it had his whole speech.
Slaves and Slave owners, generally don’t care about each other, not before or right now. But we have come a long way since then. So now, we can do what we couldn’t do before. We can be friends with each other, even sons and daughters of former slaves and former slave owners.
But having his speech written down so I can see them, gives me goosebumps. His dream weighs down on America. In terms of “make America great again”, one huge way would be to see this dream come to full fruition.
Here are some things that have inspired me to care more:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”.
That to me, speaks volumes, that it could be as simple as that. All human beings, disabled, blind, deaf, LGBT, queer, ‘normal’, shy, straight, rich, poor, every single one of us are created equal.
As a christian, I believe God create Adam and Eve as equals and that this applies to the rest of us too.
I’m amazed that such a simple creed have such large implications if properly carried out. If we actually cared to believe and live this out in our own lives.
All men are created equal. Who knew America had some wisdom in her?
“[Let them] live in a nation where [they] will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Of course, in his speech, Martin was talking specifically about his children but I’ve changed it slightly because I believe it’s not just a dream for a family, but for everyone. Character dictates what we do, what we say, how we conduct ourselves and generally whether or not we live good and meaningful lives.
Let’s not care so much about how dark or light our skins are. Let’s go even further, and stop pointing out the differences. Stop judging a person by how they look after all, a cover is not the book.
Once we get over the differences in how we look from each other, we can then actually get to know a person’s character or their “special stuff inside” as the video calls it, and overall be better at caring and being companions to each other.