We should strive to leave the world a better place, with more freedom, more equality, and a promise of a brighter future for each generation.
For me, personally, my involvement in activism when I arrived at the University of South Carolina and became involved in the local chapter of College Democrats. It was from here I found myself involved in the GLBTQ Rights Movement, Feminist Movement, and the eventually found an interest and conviction in the belief for the need of both comprehensive sex education and youth sexual health rights.
I strongly believe that, as the Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” and this this should serve as a call to action for my generation in order to make the world a better place for our children and our grandchildren. We should do this not because we want to, but because it is our duty to. We should strive to leave the world a better place, with more freedom, more equality, and a promise of a brighter future for each generation. It is only through the changing of the hearts and minds of the youth by providing them the information for them to make informed decisions that I feel for this to be possible. Our current leaders are a product of the times and information they were raised in. While it is possible to encourage and promote them to make changes through actions, they may never fundamentally believe in what they are doing. This is why I believe that through informing the youth and allowing us to make informed decisions on our own, we can make a fundamental and vital change to our society. It is after all youth who are affected by the law governing sexual health education and rights.