It’s in our bones. We weren’t made to keep quiet. We weren’t raised to be tolerant. We were born to fight.
The gadgets in our back pockets are drenched in attacks of political news and hindrances. We are unable to keep ourselves from mixing in the business of the government, for we are the country. Though that, we are also unable to stop the bad situations from getting worse as they keep coming thicker and darker. I thought I could seal my lips for as long as I could handle since I am not much about politics. But these days, everything is a mess.
We need to call it what it is: an emergency. Greta Thunberg said it best, “We must acknowledge that we do not have the situation under control and that we don’t have all the solutions yet; unless those solutions mean that we simply stop doing certain things.”
Climate change was what she was referring to, but I believe that every word she said is connected to where we’re standing now – disaster.
Our country is screaming for help. The government is not able to be the heroes that we hope for them to be. We are losing this battle. Our people are being suppressed into silence. Oppression is what drives us to stop doing what we should be doing – fighting back. My generation is too busy doing things that should be of no importance for our future, and now we’re in this situation that we have collapsed upon ourselves. Now that our choices are thinning, we start raising our voices when we should’ve done it a long time ago.
But that’s not all that’s destroying this country. Our land is blanketed with harmful chemicals and unrecyclable plastics that can weigh millions of tons. Our air is barely breathable, thick with toxins that are cancerous for the younger generation’s lungs. Our oceans are filled with dead sea creatures because of our irresponsible acts throwing waste whenever we want to.
We have too many mistakes to correct and we’re barely moving. We’re barely walking. We are not acting upon it. We must stop throwing waste into the ocean and stop using plastics for nearly everything we possess. We must reduce our use of private transportations. We must stop producing plastic straws that we only use for a couple of minutes and then dumped into the ocean where our sea creatures would consume and die of it.
Open your eyes. Nothing is alright. Nothing is fine. The businesses won’t stop selling them. The factories won’t stop producing them. But we can stop buying and consuming them. It all starts with us. It all starts with you.