A World Without Boundaries
This writing topic came up in school, and I thought I'd share my thoughts... what do you guys think a world without boundaries would be like? I've seen many different perspectives on this topic. Here's mine,
A world without boundaries... to me, there is a lot of possibilities surrounding this topic. There's so many “what ifs” and maybes that I am unsure where to start.
One thing I am certain of though, is that the world would be a better place.
In my language arts class, we read a book called “Monster”, it was about a boy who faced the unfair prison system, racial profiling and racial injustice. We had many discussions about the book. Most of which surrounding racial injustice. Speaking about this topic and hearing my classmate's stories about injustice that they had seen only made me think more about the topic of injustice. All over the world we can see injustice. Not just racially but in everything. Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, in education, in our government.
Why should the color of our skin define who we are- because of a stereotype that says we are all criminals or gangsters? The actions of other people of my same race should not define MY actions.
Why should the gender of who I love matter- because it is simply “wrong”? We can love who we want, we should not be looked down upon simply because of who we love. Why is it wrong to want to love who I want?
Why am I looked down upon, just because I am a woman? In what way does that make me lower than men? Are we not all equal, capable of the same things?
There is injustice all over the world, yet I see no major work trying to solve these issues. When we pass the boundary of the ignorance of people, when we overcome the boundary of selfishness, that is when we abolish the injustices.
“What is a world without boundaries?”, you ask.
“A peaceful world” I will respond.
A world in which suffering is abolished, where there is no poverty. A world where we put each other before our differences. At the end of the day we are made of the same thing. We each have a beating heart. Every single one of us has our own dreams and aspirations. We each face our own challenges and ghosts of our past.
We will always have our differences. In Michael Jackson’s song, Man in the Mirror he says, “And no message could have been any clearer, if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change”
Change starts with us. If we want that world, that world without boundaries, then we have to take down these walls that we built – racism, sexism, inequality, every injustice.
There will always be dark in the world, but it is up to us if we let that darkness overcome us. There is no telling to what we can achieve if we work together, but to get to that we must get rid of the boundaries that separate us. And then, and only then, can we achieve that peace, that world without boundaries.