Last Saturday marked the largest protest in US history. Women, men and children from all around the world peacefully gathered to send one very big message. We want a world where all lives matter. Where power is used to create positive, respectful change that advances our human potential and protects the environment that makes it possible to live.
Yet, what’s as great as the message itself, is the way the message was sent. From Los Angeles to Amsterdam the experience of protestors can be summed up in one word. Kindness. Masses of people being polite to one another. Women and men who showed concern when somebody fell, or apologized when the inevitable toe was stepped on as the swell of the crowd pushed bodies together in what would have otherwise been an uncomfortable situation.
What we showed the world on Saturday, was what the world can be like. It was about respect, compassion and consideration. Now we need to keep the momentum going. Lead yourself and others with the sentiment of the Women’s March and eventually our leaders will reflect it.