Friday, 10 December 2010
International Human Rights Day
Today is International Human Rights Day
For me this means teamwork. Life isn't a competition. It isn't about the survival of the fittest. It's about all of us: weak and strong. Shoulder to shoulder. Living Together.
Speaking and being Heard.
Listening and Empathising.
Going forwards through Education, Information, Understanding and Choice.
I'm not a politician. I'm an average approachable human being that bobs along on the fringe observing - and who likes people. I do. In all shapes and sizes. I like manners too. And humour.
I also need space for silence and reflection. Dignity and respect. Safety and a place to thrive. And be Me.
Looking at the bigger picture of life, aged 46: knowing birth, a life span and death - As I see (I think blindingly) what matters to me: inclusion, listening, information, education - I wonder - hey, what matters to you? In the bigger picture?
It's all about having a voice. And being heard. Isn't it?
Here's to Freedom. Here's to Living the Life we're all Entitled to. Here's to Us...