And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s easy to believe in war and injustice
in greed and corruption
in hatred and prejudice and violence.
It’s harder to believe in equity and justice and unity and peace.
But once upon a time…
Slavery was the norm – nobody thought it unreasonable that one human being own another.
Everybody believed women were inferior to men.
White people were genuinely thought to be superior to everyone else.
Appendicitis was usually a death sentence…
The thought of human beings flying was ludicrous and nobody had ever dreamed people all over the world could communicate almost instantaneously…
All change happens because at the very, very start someone believes it is possible.
We see what we believe so if we believe something is possible then we will search and search until we find the way to make it a reality – for better or worse.
So – while peace, love, understanding, equity, and justice might not be that easy to envisage, the first step in attaining any of those things is to believe they are attainable. Strain your ears until you hear the music and then – dance…