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These have to be the most chaotic times of all of my 30 years of life on this planet. Thankfully, this time, the chaos is all outside. And, it is not all bad. Societal reforms and increased access to platforms where your voice can be heard has forced people into being more careful about what they say, how they say it, what they do and how they respond. There is accountability and social justice prevalent now more than ever before. Movements have forced culprits of crimes committed behind closed doors to face the music for their actions – on public platforms.
I call it chaos only because the practices are still a little ad hoc. It works sometimes, but it also falls onto deaf ears every now and then. Many issues are brought to the surface, only to be settled behind closed doors, with money changing hands and justice being put on a back burner. Others never get the attention or resolution that they deserve, because they lack star power. Not all lives matter when it comes to social justice, just yet.
While the lack of system on a macro level bothers me, it is the blurred lines on a micro level that are of utmost concern. The pressure of saying the right thing, the politically correct response, preference of shush over voicing the unpopular opinion, the ultimate surrender to the fear of offending another – isn’t that the way to stinted personal growth and veiled obstacles enroute betterment?
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