The right action campaign happened by accident, as Su2 took off and more and more new people showed up every week it became clear we needed a way to get to know each other and how drab to leave it at a mere name. And so it was that we began saying something that had either happened or we had done ourselves in/for our community. It could be spending time with a family member, reading a book or feeding a stray cat – it could be anything and that was the point. A funny thing happened in that cultural conditioning often goes unnoticed until you step outside it and just as we started focusing on the positive things happening around us a clarity formed. We live under an occupation, it is the occupation of an idea. The thought that lingers just under our composure that our actions are insignificant when placed against the larger context of the world. Those of us who attempt to take what we are given and make of it something better do so often neck deep in a river of knowledge that branches out endlessly into yet more tributary causes and knowledge that compounds and gets so heavy it leaves us overwhelmed, frozen feeling helpless.
Some of the most diligent, dedicated and beautiful people in the world at the end of the day feel like even with all the work they do becomes mute because the universe abhors a void and thus something else to be done will simply fill the space of the previous accomplishment.
This is no way to live, and to find solutions at the attainable levels we must first accept that there are no perfectly good or dismissively bad people there are only environments and circumstances that define and characterize the choices that we make. Yet in us are the faculties to form both rational and intuitive premises and to choose in each moment to act honorably. We must accept the reality in which we live but be driven by the myriad of positive and beautiful things that are done all around us each and every moment of the day by others and ourselves. When we begin to glimpse what others do it seems more manageable, we say: “I could do that.” and get inspired by it. Our goal is to get as many different people from as many different contexts, be them racial, national, economic it doesn’t matter to begin recording their right actions here until we begin to see the compounded efforts of people all over the world doing simple things each day that DO change the world.
Your Actions Matter, ALL OF THEM! Take just a minute every once in a while that you would be surfing Facebook, watching YouTube or starring slack jawed at ten million Wikipedia pages to fill out the comment section below with the things you do and help make the world a better place, Thank you!