Most of us were taught the serenity prayer in our youth, it basically says ‘accept the things you can’t change’ and ‘change what you can’. Well, the revised version above quoted from Angela Davis resonates more with today’s youth who are desperate to obtain freedom and are willing to achieve it by any means necessary.
Are you willing to change things you can not accept?
Millions, perhaps billions of people around the world have decided they are willing and able to manifest a real change in the world, despite how much things look like they won’t change.
Personally, I think actively analyzing a circumstance, regardless of what it is, to develop effective methods to achieve your goal is MUCH more revolutionary than ‘changing what you can’ and hoping for the best.
Change in society happens when the people whom are oppressed get tired of being sick and tired. The oppressor will never make the appropriate changes to “fix” society, they will only stall the inevitable revolution with meaningless gestures and worthless promises.
The people who’ve suffered most in an oppressive system, such as black people in america, are finally realizing that things won’t change unless WE make them change. The refusal to accept oppression and brutality is revolutionary in itself.
In today’s world, the necessity for liberation outweighs the potential consequences that come with fighting the powers that be. As a result, fear and doubt are evaporating and all that remains is the desire to be free.
We are no longer accepting the things we cannot change, we are changing the things we cannot accept.