“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
– United Nations Charter, Article 1, 26 June 1945
What the hell am I up to you wonder?
There I haven’t been writing since weeks and now I am starting my Blog Post with a quote like this. That today’s post won’t be about Travel should be clear by now. Don’t worry I got some prepared over the last days, I am just missing the pictures. But today is about something important for me.
It is about Heroes who changed the world!
It is about those people who made us who we are today, who inspired us and who moved us.
Yesterday was World Womans Day, but my heroes are not just female, so I didn’t want to write a post about the World Womans Day. But there was a great show about woman who changed the world. So today I want to write about my heroes.
About people who changed my world and the life of so many other people.
In times like these, where people run scared, back to stupid ideologies and the stability of the last years seems to dissolve into thin air, we need to get back to those people we admire.
We need to recall the good and amazing. Remember what we have achieved and who we are.
Who we are depends on who our heroes are.
While I always liked to say I want to be my own hero, there are people I admire, people whose speeches made me cry or inspired me.By the way head over to TED for many inspiring speeches and amazing people.Trust me really great speeches.
Those woman and men, who we have to thank for our inventions, our human rights and our dreams. Those whose tears, sweat and work opened up endless many ways for us to walk.
It’s time to remember.
It’s time to remember what being human means and that we are all part of something great.
Here are my heroes who changed the world
And because of yesterdays Special Day – WorldWomansDay, I want to start with all woman who started the feminist movements across the world.
All those woman who were told they where insane, who were imprisoned, tortured and struggling, for my right to vote, to say what I think, to be my own free being, to be equal. But that fight isn’t over yet. There are still so many woman across the world who can’t vote, can’t drive, are not allowed to go to school. Just because something isn’t happening in our front yard doesn’t make it any less wrong.
Thinking about our Front Yards, the grass isn’t quite green there yet either.
It will be when no sportswomen gets asked about her clothes anymore instead of her amazing win, everybody get equal pay in same jobs, men are allowed to stay at home without feeling any less as man, housework isn’t a womans job anymore, woman can freely sleep with as many people as they like without being called a slut and so many other things that add up.
Which is why I am a feminist (and trust me I truly like men) and those woman are my heroes and in their memory I will continue the fight they started.
But not one the old ones are to be remembered when talking about woman movement.One hero I especially want to name is Malala. How does this young woman fit in?
Because she is the symbol of what still has to be changed.
This young woman is the same age as my baby sister, but she went to hell and back. And she came back bearing a flame that should inspire us. She fights for education and for equal rights and makes it easy to believe that we can change things. Everybody of us! She also shows that wearing a headscarf has nothing to do with being a feminist or not.
Another one is Emma Watson. I know some people love her, others don’t. But I like her bite. I love how she works for what she believes in and how she stands to herself. Even though she is a famous actress, she still finished her literature degree and works for woman rights. And because this woman speaks out of my soul.
“I feel like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that’s bulls**t. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess, definitely. I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. I think you’ve got to embrace it.”
—Emma Watson July 2011
For equality of genders! – Yes I am a feminist.
But then nobody has just one side, my heroes are not just from one movement. One of my other biggest heroes come out of another corner.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Damn people, I wonder how a Nation that gave birth to such a great man, now sinks back into everything he was fighting against. When I first read his “I have a dream” speech it gave me goosebumps. And never have his messages been more important.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
So people stand up against injustice. Stand together and remember that no matter which skin color, which religion, which gender or how much money, in the end we are all the same. We are all human!
From human right movements to science.
Another one of my heroes is Charles Darwin and not only him, but all those scientists from Galileo, to Marie Curie. But especially Darwin, who gave me an argument to explain why I so didn’t believe into the bible. Who gave me facts instead of believes written by a church who told you all non believers would go to hell. But that’s an argument for another time.
This is about all those great minds who loved their work and who stood up against all those Nay-Sayers. They changed everything we have today, gave us the possibilities we have, the great technologies, the science and the knowledge about how the world works. They answered questions, with proofs. Time to remember that all of these things are not just simply there, time to be thankful to all the great minds and their hard work.
Remember to be thankful for what you got.
But not just scientist work hard. As you know I am a Martial Artist. I always like to call myself a fighter and two of the world greatest fighters taught me more about how to live life and what I am then my teachers in school.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
-Bruce Lee (just to name one of his amazing quotes)
But not just he was inspiring. I also admire Muhammad Ali.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
But he wasn’t just a great athlete, but a human right activist and a smart man, who knew that everybody had to grow and change, when getting older.
All of these people showed me what is important in life and that it is always worth it to stand up for what you believe in.
There would be so many more awesome people to name, but these are MY heroes. Will you tell me yours?
Who shaped your life? Tell me =)
So in this spirit. Get out there and change the world, because we all can do good, we just have to start!
Be your own Hero!!!