If you will it, it is no dream; and if you do not will it, a dream it is and a dream it will stay-Theodore Herzl
Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Like his predecessor, Mahatma Gandhi, he saw what could be a better world. He also saw the injustice and prejudice that was holding back that world.
He could have done nothing. It would have been far easier sit back, and take it. But he chose to speak out, march and be the voice for the disenfranchised African-American community. While his life was cut short far too soon, his legacy will live on.
The main lesson that I take away from him is that instead of throwing your hands up in the face of injustice and simply taking it, we should be speaking out. We should be making our voices heard in favor of those who cannot speak for themselves.
In spite of the hardship and the difficulties that lay ahead, Martin Luther King Jr. was willing to make the sacrifice for a better world.
Perhaps we should take a lesson from his playbook and do the same.