Lately I have felt a call to do something for society. I’ve been wracking my brain since before Christmas, trying to think of what I can do to impact my community in a positive way and also fulfill the need I have to make that impact longstanding and meaningful. I could read to kids at a library or I could clean kennels at a shelter. I could donate money to charity organizations and good causes. But none of those idea provide me with the level of satisfaction that I am seeking. I feel like when I finally figure out what it is I want to do it will just feel right inside, ya know?
I know I want to do something really big. I wish I could be the one to wield a magic wand and wish Westboro Baptist Church out of existence. Or create equal rights for the LGBT community. Or implement fair tax legislation. Or start a dalmatian plantation! I have so many desires for my community and my country, but I’m in no place to make them happen. Yeah, I could write a letter to someone higher up on the political ladder. Sure, Sophia Klugh’s letter to Obama was heartfelt and inspiring. And she even got a response, and that’s so awesome. But did it change anything? No, not really. I don’t feel like writing letters and “spreading awareness” is really enough. I want results.
And really, think about it. Someone out there was spreading awareness about (for example) LGBT equality. They were getting the word out in hopes that the right person would hear them and change things for the better. Start an equality revolution. Well, I heard that person. Here I am. Why not me? Why can’t I, instead of being one more person spreading the word and just hoping for a better future, be the one to change it?
But what do I do? How do you start a crusade in modern society?
Maybe I could run for president or something…