Many words have been spilt about what is going on in the country.
Many people weighing in with their opinions.
Trying to convince other people that their point of view is correct.
Some are saying that “this is not the way to get things done.”
Others say “this is the only way to get them done.”
I know where I fall on the spectrum.
But I also know where I am part of the problem, and me telling you where I stand, or what I think you should do, and expecting that to actually be helpful seems as though it might be counterproductive.
Sure it will make me feel good.
It will make me feel important.
It will make me feel heard.
But that’s not the point.
I am always heard.
I am always seen.
Right now it is my job to look.
And it is my job to listen.
So rather than tell you what I think you should do, I am going to tell you what I am going to do.
I am going to listen.
I am going to hear.
And then, only once I have listened.
I am going to ask how I can help.
And then I am going to help.
As a person of privilege I feel like that’s where I can actually do something meaningful.
Because it’s not about me.