Monday, 4 November 2013

I choose my own way to burn

Sophie Scholl, was a German revolutionary and student who worked against the Nazi's in World War 2 as part of a non-violent movement. She and her brother were convicted of treason prior and executed by guillotine for handing out leaflets.

When I think about what the Scholl's were fighting against in Germany her courage and bravery are something that I am inspired by.

We can't just sit back and watch when things happen. We can't accept the bad. We need to fight for what we see as right. Those who we work with or spend time with who look at the world through an apathetic lens frustrate me. Surely everyone has an opinion about things. Surely we can see a right side and a wrong side (although these might differ from different perspectives). 

Recently I've been part of a conversation where the words, "Oh well, what can we do", or a variation on this theme have been stated. 

There is always something we can do. Sitting back and taking a kick in the guts is not acceptable. I know that while my head is on my pillow when I go to sleep at the end of the day, I'm concerned about how things that are happening impact no those around me. I know we need to fight. I want know that my actions matter. That I have done something. Then I can go to bed with a clear conscience. 

Sophie Scholl talks about choosing her own way to burn. That's how I want to live my life. I want to have an impact. I want to make a difference. I don't want to sit on my hands and watch the world go by.

This poster was created in Stampin Up's My Digital Studios using DSP Fall Memories - 2, with font Lunchbox.

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