Why MLK Jr.'s Speech Is Still Important Today
Every year we celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who is certainly known for his role in civil rights movements and nonviolent protests. He believed in everyone having equal rights and freedom in America. He is of course the most well known for his March on Washington where he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech in front of 250,000 people in 1963.
Even though that was 56 years ago, his dream and what he stood for is still incredibly important today. When you turn on the news today, all that is talked about are the equality issues ranging from things like gender to race, that are still occurring today. On top of that, when was the last time you heard a positive and uplifting news story?
The point of this blog is not to get into politics because honestly who even likes to talk about them these days; it is simply just to spread love and kindness.
We have a dream too, just like MLk Jr. What we want is for the world as a whole to start to treat everyone, and everything, equally and with compassion. Men and women should be treated the same way, humans and mammals should be treated the same, even nature should be treated much better if we plan for our future family to live on a healthy planet. The words of Martin Luther King Jr. were meant to tell America, to tell the world, that we need to be better as people. We all deserve to live happy, healthy lives. No single life should have more importance over someone else's.
We understand this blog may not be something you want to hear, but it should be something you need to hear. What we give is what we get back. If we give hate we will get hate, if we give love and kindness however, that is what we will get back.
In the words of Ellen Degeneres, “Be kind to one another.”