Loyalty and Equality
I am a strong feminist and equalist who has lived in many different communities and have been part of many environmental cultures that have allowed me to develop a set of values that guide me through my choices. My life purpose is to serve others and help improve community through empowerment and resources that society needs to reach optimal growth. My core values are loyalty and equality. Loyalty creates trust, a feeling of belonging, a support system, and love. When one feels these things they feel comfortable to make risks and be themselves. Equality creates comfort, creativity, uniqueness, and experimenting. Without everyone ability to think and act outside the box and have every opportunity to grow - as a whole in society, we cannot grow due to these restrictions that affect or sub-affect us. I believe that we are here to better our community, to make an impact on each other, and to give back to what has been given to us throughout our lives. With this attitude, humans become empowered to help their race and not themselves. struggles or boundaries for another becomes our own - and together we break down those boundaries. These values guide me through everyday and can be simple or complex. Simple instances are talking to someone in line at Starbucks or saying good morning in the elevator. Why do we tend to ignore each other? I have never understood what makes us so closed off to those who we do not know and are not in a situation in which we are “meeting new people”. Each day we can make an impact on someone that could last the next five minutes or the next five years. In the Ted Talk “Lollipop”, a man changed the entire life path of a girl in a subconscious thirty second moment. A personal moment that has impacted my choice in values is when we lived in Nebraska for a little over two years. My friend’s mother had begun to be friends with my mother during our 2nd grade playdates. The only issue that my mother had was that she knew when we were moving next. We had a definitive end date to the relationships we were beginning to build. This made it hard for my mother to make friendships and build a loyal and equal community. She became discouraged when my best friends mother “didn’t want to build that relationship” and stopped the friendship before it became something she would miss once we left. This moment frustrated me because one person can make a difference one other people and empower them through community and support and shouldn’t deny that person that opportunity for selfish reasons. If someone can have a “Lollipop” moment in thirty seconds, why can’t people give my mother two years. From this experience and others I have aimed to be inclusive and uplifting to those I have just met and not to only invest my time in the friendships I have made. Through loyalty and equality I have become who I am.