We have to abandon the hate and step into the light. We have to embrace light so that we can move forward and make the people matter again. We must force the system to pay attention.
I see people around me every four years thinking that their lives will finally change once their favorite superhero gets elected. And then two years later they admit how disappointed they are.
I failed as a father. My 17 year old is going to visit some colleges today.
“So there aren’t actually kangaroos hopping around everywhere?”
“Do I hug, kiss, shake hands, or wave when I say hello? This is awkward.”
Northeast: You’ll reluctantly wear white on your wedding day, but you really wish it were socially acceptable to be in a slimming, black dress instead.
Hawaii: You can swim, surf, and do the hula—that’s enough said. But what makes you islanders attractive is your constant, happy-go-lucky attitude. No matter what time of day or night, you’ve got a big ole smile on your face.
Every young person in the United States has the ability to improve his or her country. Every young person around the world has the ability to improve the world.
I, like many others, am fed up: with this joke of a democracy, with the disenfranchisement of 12 million voters whose voices apparently don’t matter and whose concerns haven’t been taken seriously.
We are 164 days into 2016. The United States has had 133 mass shootings during this time.