The thing that I care about is a better future for everyone. Although with today’s technology, we are supposed to have very comfortable and convenient lives. However, by looking at the news everyday, I’ve realized that this world is not getting better, but perhaps getting worse. For instance, the conflict in the Middle East, the incident of the Malaysia Airlines, and even in our own backyard, the increase in the real-estate prices and the unemployed rate. All these problems actually make me feel very uneasy about my future, and the future of the next generation. Of course I have no solutions for all these problems, and perhaps all I can do for now is to hope for the best, and pray for a better tomorrow. However, I do sincerely hope that our future will be a little brighter and better, so everybody can at least survive in this society without having too troubles. And I also hope that people can stop using war as “the only way" to solve their conflicts.
Every day kids die from hunger, lack of water, shelter.. etc
We all know what is going on over in Africa. We have all seen the news, heard stories, viewed documentaries covering numerous problems that is happening right now in Africa. If it is not okay for our kids to starve in hunger, why do we choose to ignore these problems in Africa?
We simply ignore problems. Those that makes us feel guilty, shameful and hopeless. Rather than forming to do something about the problem, we simply choose to ignore and live on with our lives.
Surely, our lives are important as well. Everyone has different histories, and their priorities are and should be all different But it should not end up with ignoring these world problems that must be fixed.
We as people of mother earth, should work together to solve problems over in Africa.
Nationalities, borders and politics aside, we should simply find a solution to this problem.
Ignorance is what I concern, and this is what I care about.
I was lucky enough to get into subsidized housing after many years of waiting. I have been here four years now. In this big building live elderly and, or people with disabilities. We are like our own community here. Some of the people here have become good friends.In fact I care about a number of people here. Each person here has a story to tell.We come from different walks of life.At times my nneighbours are in need of help, like going to store picking up items they need.Or maybe walking there dog cause they have difficulties doing so. I too had to ask for help, to have a good friend from here look after my cat while I had surgery. I have chronic Crohn's disease.Times where I needed things picked up from the store because I couldn’t get there due to my illness. There seems to be lots of people that are easy to care about in here.But the neat thing is they care for me as well.Don’t get wrong I don’t know everyone who lives here. But most people I have meet here are descent people. Course some people I never see. I like and care about the circle I am in.I say circle due to the fact it works its way around.The caring the sharing.Of course it has problems as every thing does.But it is nice to be apart of a community that I care about and they care about me.It nice to be able to have a home. A place I can lay my head. Keep to myself if I want. Or involve myself with others in activities that go on here. Yes I indeed care about my community. It feels good.
Personally, the world is really turning inhumane and materialistic. Everyone is running around trying to achieve some materialistic ideal, which actually has no real importance for them, but they just want to attain the item/ideal anyways. I feel as if in this growing materialistic world, humanity and love is being lost. Prime examples are the Gaza crisis that occurred very recently in Palestine. Further, we always hear these family members committing murders because they despised another family member. Since I am in the criminology program, I always hear about these types of things. This really hurts me as an individual because people are really forgetting to become loving and humane. I really want people to be treated as individuals themselves would want to be treated. I really care about humanity that is losing between individuals and I want people to realize that life is not just about attaining things. Life is about respecting every individual and living in a peaceful world. This is what I truly care about. If everyone accepts this notion and reintegrates humanity in their lives, even if it starts off from smaller aspects, then life would be a much better place, for everyone. No one would be dying, especially little innocent children that have no intent to harm anyone. No one would be losing family or friends, especially that one mother who struggled and tried to raise her kids by meeting every days meet. Life would be better if humanity was awaken again, for everyone.
[I care about] advancing safety, here in Newton, Surrey and world wide. So many women (some men) I have met are survivors, too many! I worry about the discussions not taking place around domestic violence/youth rapes/sexual assaults. Crimes against women/children are still considered low level priority. Canadian penal system does not enforce penalties that would deter. The media distorts by objectifying and sexualizing. People still buy into the myth that somehow the victim provokes or calls abuse upon themselves, therefore have no compassionate empathy. Being a victim of horrendous violence scars for life Persons who never experienced violence are unaware of the realities. It is time to stand up and say, "No". To stop saying T.M.I, switch the channel, or flip the newspaper page. Until, it happens to them or someone close to them. The answer as I see it is much more dialogue; public action plans, education in schools, rallies and protest marches. If we all stood up and said, "Stop", we could change societal awareness and make new laws to protect women and children from systemic Violence. As long as society looks away and says a slap on the hand is punishment enough then nothing will change. I call on all men and women to stop for a minute and think about solutions to end violence against women and children in B.C. and Canada. The silence is killing daily. People need to know other people care and will stand up with them, most I have talked with just feel betrayed and alone.
As a female-to-male transsexual, I am a member of a highly marginalized and often misunderstood gender-creative community. The transgender community has one of the highest suicide attempt rates of any marginalized group - a fact I find unacceptable. While statistics specific to Canada are difficult to find due to lack of research in this area, a community-based research project in Ontario determined that 43% of the transgender individuals they surveyed in that province reported attempting suicide. This is in line with findings from the US National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The US task force found that of the 7,000 transgender people they surveyed, 41% had attempted suicide at least once. I have personally experienced the suicide of loved ones and have myself grappled with suicidal thoughts as a result of the losses I have faced due to my transgender identity. My goal is to tell my story and raise awareness about this silent epidemic. While this community is gaining increased visibility thanks to celebrities like Chaz Bono, Laverne Cox, Buck Angel, Jenna Talackova, Lana Wachowski and Chelsea Manning, to name just a few, many in this community continue to face rejection from their families, employers, friends, and communities simply for who they are. This needs to stop. No one deserves to die for who they are.
I started Tips for Change in early August 2013. The idea was to raise awareness to anything that other servers/bartenders cared to by telling costumers at the end of their service their tips would be donated to where that person thought the money should go. I didn't start T.F.C. with a grand scheme. I started it truthfully because I was angry. Someone I love at one point in their life was sexually assaulted. I was angry it happened. I was angry at the individual(s) who were involved. I was angry I was not there at that point in time to intervene - a very male romantic idea to stop the wrong doing just before it happens. I wanted to buy back what happened to my friend. I care about the women in my life. I also care about the males in my life and I'm concerned about the ones who look down on women. I care about what people think it means to be a man in our society, that men can justify taking advantage of women in situations and remove themselves from blame. I care about preventing sexual assault. I care to change the definition of being a man to being Hu-Man.