This is the comment I often make whenever someone tells me something like this: “I have everything I need so I don’t have to advocate for anything else.”
I have to admit that a response like this often stirs up feelings of sadness, disappointment, and mild anger in me. No, it did not appear like magic and many so-called magicians before us ensured that we could be the beneficiaries of what we enjoy today.
These are the advocates who worked like worker bees on our behalf to advocate, activate, plead, beg, ask, and educate others that yes! What we enjoy today was necessary so that we could be the beneficiaries of a better quality of life.
We ought not to take anything for granted. When we wake up each morning and reach for our i device, our computers, and our remotes; we should take time to remember that these are the products of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.
These things did not just simply fall out of the sky of their own accord. Others before us worked to ensure that we could enjoy these fruits and now it is up to us to do the same.
I believe that we have an unwritten commitment to follow in the footsteps of our forefathers. To follow their leads and examples and to continue the evolution of life. We have an unwritten obligation to ensure that life continues to evolve in the right direction.
In my humble opinion, saying that you have everything that you need and that you do not have to advocate for anything else is simply being a very spoiled and selfish person. It is narrow minded, being extremely self centered and short sighted. I can only hope that this attitude changes soon.