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It starts with us

I am eleven years old, and I know three things for certain: Number one: the more I see of the world, the larger it seems. Number two: that the world is an unpredictable place. And number three: people need to listen to each other.

People need to stop thinking their opinions are always right or best. We should listen to different points of view. Look, I don’t know everything. But what I do know is that we need to unite, regardless of our differences.

This is a strange time. We need to fight against inequality and inhumanity by uniting for the common good of our country. Our similarities outweigh our differences, even if the only thing we have in common is just that we both like the rain. And our differences are what make us who we are. Those differences are good things.

What is your vision of the future? I see a time when we can all put aside our differences and stand together in a world united by respect and made up of amazing people of different races, genders, and opinions. I see a time where all of us can unite because we all want the same thing: a brighter future for our world.

Although the world can be an unforgiving place, it can also be a beautiful, accepting place. But this all depends on us and what we do about it.

Please, all of this starts with us.

Lucie Dhaliwal-Grizzell



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