By: M.C. Reyes, Member of the Editorial Board
"We are all in this together " is a phrase that people who care about one another usually use when working together for a common goal or cause. But, what does that phrase really mean? Well, let me tell you what it means.
As a society, we need to realize that, whatever happens around us, not only affects one person... in reality, it affects all of us. Why? Because again, "we are all in this together."
The truth is that this crazy thing called life has made us related. Yes, we are all related to each other by the crazy things happening around us right now. We are brothers and sisters in arms and, as such, we need to unite forces to fight against the things that are destroying our society... the things that are trying to put us against each other and to damage our future and the future of our children.
Enough is enough, guys. We need to wake up and realize that real work needs to be done so that we can create a better future for those who we love the most, and unless we unite forces and decide to stand up and fight for what is right, we are just part of the problem.
Enough with the finger-pointing, enough with the name-calling, and ENOUGH with the discrimination and absurd racism. Again, we are all in this together and whether we like it or not, we need each other to make this world a better place for all of us.
Today, I want to invite you to care for one another and to join forces to make our community a better place.
How do I do that? Well, let's start by using your right to vote intelligently. A lot of work needs to be done in our communities and unless we pick the right candidates to represent us, things will never change. You have the power to make changes, so use that right and that power to make those who are currently occupying positions of power or thinking about running, to work for the community, not just for their own political agenda.
For those who don't know this, every city holds public city commission meetings, and as members of the community, you can attend these meetings. What a better way to make our leaders accountable for their decisions than to show up and show them that we are watching and that we are no longer standing by while they do whatever they want with us, or with our community. We need to take control of our community, and the first step is to vote intelligently and to hold those we vote for accountable.
And what's the next step, you may be asking?... well, that next step is to be there for each other. We all need a helping hand from time to time, so let's put aside any social bias, or any grudges that we may be holding, and turn that into love and respect for each other. I promise you that working together towards a common goal is easier than trying to do it ourselves.
At the end of the day, we are all in this together.