BTW, Speaking about justice…

Change is Hope

Posted on: January 15, 2011

Nothing better than to stay up late and wake up late on weekends. Although the discussion right after waking up did not reflect a lazy Saturday morning. It was about Tunisia, revolution, and hope for the world.

Both my friend and I have been working to promote democracy because we believe in it. He was thrilled to see that revolution still works, that sovereignty still lies with the people. I on the other hand, prefer change to come from a peaceful process. Behaviour change and dialogue. Evolution as opposed to revolution. Maybe I’m delusional, maybe I’m simply feminine – two different things.

It did get me thinking. Revolution or evolution, the ultimate goal is change. Towards what, that’s a different question. Whether it will be better after change, that is also a different matter. But we seek change. We work towards change. We see change as key to hope. When something radical happened, like a 26 year old setting himself on fire in a public square, the masses have a reason to show dissent and demand change. From a corrupt government to a better one – a democratic government where leaders could be held accountable.

But if democracy fails, people would once again demand change. Whether change is in the way current system (democracy) runs, or change of system altogether to an authoritarian rule. Whatever changes happen, the value of change is hope. No change, no hope.

What change(s) are you making today?

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Lishia Erza

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