This blog is in response to a comment on my last post; it questions “how/whether this change in your perception of the world can change the world.”
Yes, my change in perspective can change the world.
Writing that sentence took a grand total of two seconds and negligible amount of thought. I will be the first to admit that I am a youthful dreamer. I identify with Alphaville’s lyric, “It’s so hard to get old without a cause / I don’t want to perish like a fading horse.”
I am, however, not the only one. There are many like me: many with just a couple years left of formal schooling, many wondering what their futures hold, many who want to do something big with their lives.
That is where I come in. I understand how little it takes to realize that Africa is firmly a part of our world, and thus deserves the attention of the citizens of the rest of the world. If I can help to rally those motivated to make a difference, then yes, my change in perspective can change the world.
Better phrased by Hafsat Abiola, “Guard your light and protect it. Move it forward into the world and be fully confident that if we connect light to light to light, and join the lights together of the one billion young people in our world today, we will be enough to set our whole planet aglow.”