Every time you hear someone’s story or read something on the news please do not let that “Why should I care?” whisper dominate you.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?”
That’s why Shakti is here today to make everyone realise that just cause wrong things might not have happened to us, doesn't mean the world is a perfect place for everyone. We are here and I am here to remind people that the reality outside our unconscious world is a harsh one.
Talking about discrimination and violence, we live in a society where people predominantly have a utopic concept of the world. Since an early age, the mentality we grow up is that “good things happen,” “the world is a beautiful place," or maybe "the world is a perfect place.” I am not saying these things are wrong but when one of us has to face the harsh reality like being racially discriminated, being tortured mentally or physically, we tend to think that there is something wrong with us rather than the society. Because everyone told us that world is a perfect place. This mentality prevents many from seeking help and they continue living a miserable life.
This concept needs to be removed.
There are many who don’t even know that they have a right to live life of their choice.
Having the privilege to live in a developed country like New Zealand and despite this if I cannot do something for the underprivileged ones or to fight for what is fundamentally right then that would be a shame for me.
"It's very important if you do step over the line you meet with those who have been offended and talk about it."
- This speech from the Youth March 2017 was written and presented by Muna.