Quote by Roxane Gay
Social media is something of a double-edged sword. At its best, social media offers unprecedented opportunities for marginalized people to speak and bring much needed attention to the issues they face. At its worst, social media also offers 'everyone' an unprecedented opportunity to share in collective outrage without reflection.
This quote highlights the dual nature of social media. On one hand, it can empower marginalized individuals by giving them a platform to raise awareness about their struggles. It enables them to garner support, empathy, and propel important movements. However, the quote also cautions that social media can be detrimental when it fosters mindless outrage. The ease of sharing opinions without thoughtful reflection can lead to mob mentality and further division. It emphasizes the need for responsible and mindful engagement with social media to ensure its positive potential is harnessed while avoiding its detrimental impacts.
Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn't the bum on the street drinking Sterno it's the working poor. They don't look any different, they don't behave any differently, they're not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that's it.
Whatever career you may choose for yourself - doctor, lawyer, teacher - let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. <br/>Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights. <br/>Make it a central part of your life. It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. <br/>It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man. <br/>Make a career of humanity.<br/>Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights.<br/>You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.