The paradox of the times is that we have something like the internet that allows us to cross geological boundaries and transcend distance but keeps us in the comfort of our homes. We have something like wi-fi that allows us to keep abreast with the latest tragedies across the globe while nestled in a comfortable couch in Starbucks with our favorite frappuccino.
The paradox of the times is that the first Black American President-Elect of the United States of America, the most powerful nation in the world, launched an online campaign that won him the elections and an unprecedented global acceptance rating but only around 21% of the world has access to a computer and the internet.
The paradox of this, our time, is that we have every avenue to instigate positive changes in a global scale through awareness campaigns, legislative lobbying, and movements for behavioral change affecting policies, among others, and every excuse to stay put in front of our computers and watch as the world moves around us.
Nevertheless, I continue to believe in choice and that we can, at any time, choose to effect real change in the real world.