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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGxFJ5nL9gg

This Russell Brand interview is very eye-opening. It could be the start of a revolution. I’ve been mulling about this for a long time now – how the current generation could spark the change that the world needs. The youth of today are more awake and are asking more questions than ever before. With the internet making information so accessible, there are finally answers to our questions at the click of a button. When we are curious about something, instead of going to navigate through the Dewey Decimal system in the library or dusting off an old encyclopedia, we can press a few buttons and have every piece of information ever published on the subject in mere moments. We as a generation are starting to question traditional methods and recognize how dinosaur they really are. Religion, politics, economy, education, environment, health care… We are starting to wake up to these important issues and question the methods that have always been practiced. And may I be so bold to say that they are NO LONGER WORKING?

For so long people just sat back and believed what the government told them and soaked up what the media said, even if it was only subconsciously. What people are now starting to realize is how much of the media is controlled by the government, and how much of the government is controlled by corporations, and how much of corporations are controlled by banks… and so on and so forth. It’s a tangled web of deceit and corruption and finally people are starting to question the motives of our leaders, and the messages that are being force fed down our throats at the hand of mainstream media.

The time is now to start a revolution. What can you do to make a change? As an individual you might not think you can have an impact – but you can. Read up and be informed on what’s going on around you. Have conversations. Open your eyes, observe and comment. Don’t be scared of big brother – if we all stick together and ask these questions as a whole, there isn’t much they can do about it. Freedom of speech; isn’t that one of the best qualities of our beloved country? “The true north strong and FREE”?

On a smaller scale, just to make the daily world a better place, do your part. Hold a door, smile at a stranger, pay for someone’s coffee – start spreading love and start disregarding hate. Don’t participate in slander or gossip. It takes a strong person of strong mind to walk away from a conversation or change the subject when people are being bullies. The more we do this NOW, the more our children’s children’s children will continue to pass the torch of positivity. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not naïve enough to believe that holding doors and smiling at people will be enough to elicit real change, but it’s a good place to start. I can’t be the only one who sees that WE are the generation who actually have the tools, knowledge and resources to spark REAL change. It could be that I’m just floating around in the hopefulness of Ashley-land, but at least I know Russell Brand agrees with me…

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