"The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom."
~Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream
I think it's easy to forget that we are all connected. Sometimes, we are all so caught up in the rat race. We are all caught up in ourselves and our individuality--what am I having for lunch? What is stressing ME out? What are MY hopes and dreams? What is standing in MY way? Something that I have learned to accept and embrace as that we are all connected to one another--therefore, if there are problems in the world, especially in the case of large problems facing humanity, they are my problems. I love this section of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech because he recognizes that other people are realizing this very thing--that our destinies are tied up with one another's--that we can never be completely free until we are all free.