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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The 12 Year Old Girl Who Silenced The World



A number of years ago, a 12 year old activist named Severn Suzuki bravely stepped herself in front of the world leaders by addressing the them on the environmental-social issue. Indeed, she stunned the whole world with such speech. 


And today, her voice still impacts the whole world, but even so, the same bullshits happened time by time and the unlucky people are still suffering in hunger and poverty, leaving the other working class individuals to struggle for their lives, fighting and earning money for their families and themselves. 


Well, I'd viewed that clip ever since March 2010 when I was following the Z-Day 2010 live update from New York, and I was so astonished that there are people in such ages who are trying to express our social problems to the leaders. I wonder if people really take her message so seriously, as we're only focusing on our self-interests in our career, family and education. Whenever something wrong happens to them, they just complain. And when they complain, they only think about themselves. Most of the time, there's no solutions in complaining. 


Like it or not, that's the mentality of the global society. 


I'm typing this out not only to complain and rant, as I look at blogging NOT just a hobby or sharing our my photography posts, I am also dedicating my online space for the public sphere in order to provoke the thoughts to demand for a social change. You see, we can't afford to live like this. You earn extra income monthly, but the inflation's devaluating your money value. You see people dying in war, accidents and natural disasters, financial crisis, recession, unemployment, the increasing poverty rate, the growing gap between the rich and the poor, the lack of sustainability of consumer products, price rise, etc, don't you feel that something is wrong? 


Think about it. 


If a 12 year old can address such problems, why can't you? Don't you want to see a more humane change? Our society is already screwed up with many unnecessary problems. 


But first, the change must begin within you. If you are change your ways of thinking, question our ways of living and be vary of the problems of it, provoke others' thoughts about this social issue as well. Make a viral transformation out of it, and make others' realize that how important it is for us to understand our roles to change the world. 


There are already several documentaries telling us the necessity to change the world. Check this >site< out and view them by yourselves. You will realize how serious my message is here in this post. 


I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change - Michael Jackson. 


6 comments:

Lukey Cher Hong said...

sometimes in life we're too caught up in trying to survive to really look at the larger picture... maslow's hierarchy of needs, you would say

Hilda Milda™ said...

Shame on us ):

ken said...

some people mature pretty fast, while some dont.. =/

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Shirleen said...

I agree that "the change must begin within you".. most people have the thinking that when they waste resources, it's only a small amount of wastage.. but when everyone thinks that way.. then the problem becomes apparent.. and the victim is the environment.. :(

Victor Tan said...

Lukey: Good that you'd learn the hierachy of needs. Money can't buy them all.

Hilda: We NEED to ACT!

ken: it's due to indoctrination. Now that you got the message, why not help provoke thoughts and actions?

shirleen: That's one problem of capitalism. It's a freakin' ideology that is exploitative to human welfare and the environment. Look at the BP oil spill. You might think it's an accident, but financially it increases money circulation and the demand of oil, and I can tell you in 1 or 2 years oil prices will rise like what happened in 2008.