We must be at the start of the solution

24 Jun 2020

It is not the present nor the future that define us, but our ability to act in any way we can to achieve the future we aim at.

There was a day when I asked myself: what else can we do? And I then realized there were so many issues. In order to bring about the change we want as a country, we must be aware of the different realities and problems that prevent human beings from developing in an organic way. Being in the midst of a situation or a problem is not enough—we must be at the start of the solution.

Wishing for something to happen does not necessarily make it happen. We have a difficult task at hand, for it is not the present nor the future that define us, but our ability to act in any way we can to achieve the future we aim at.

Even if what surrounds us does not define us, the times we are living in attest that we have the chance, at individual, community or institutional level, to generate a favourable environment that empowers and strengthens our societies, so that they become wonderful and fulfilled.

We must turn divisions into inclusions and interact with people with different mindsets, skills, and beliefs, in a way that enriches us in diversity and that withstands polarization.

This is not the time to be upset or confused because of current events. We must not distort the notion of social distancing. We need to make both individual and collective efforts to promote social, labour and economic balance. Ultimately, we must fill in the gaps in our understanding, after we identify those gaps through thorough introspection, for it helps us reimagine and remodel our civilization.

We must keep on learning and changing the way we think, what drives us and what we aim to achieve, so that our actions reflect the society we desire and so that we can keep on evolving, in justice and equity for all.

 

Angie Ruiz, Honorary Advisor Movimiento Congruencia, Mexico