In a year where we have seen evil triumph, the great barrier reef put under threat, gay marriage quashed by the High Court, the environment and climate change disappear off the agenda, coal exports and ports increased... it's easy to lose hope and feel like we have lost our voice.
'What is wrong with people?' I continue to ask myself. In a period of time where I am surrounded by informed, educated, passionate people, how can it come to pass that our government, business and even individuals have taken us back decades in the course of only months?
Even the most passionate of us are jaded by ignorance and bad decisions. I wish it was in my power to change things but it is not. It is a collective power that we need. A grass roots revolution. We need to band together and stay strong. Together we can make a difference. But we need to stay strong. We need to stay empowered, and we need to be patient.
There is no better time than now to spread your influence; talk to lesser informed friends about the consequences of their votes and decisions, their power as a consumer, and the weight of their voice to both local and national decision makers.
The following video really stuck a chord with me. I'm sure it will with you too. Canada, Australia and the USA seem to have all lost their way. But remember, change starts with us.
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