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"I Have a Dream"

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Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and every year I try to learn more about one of the things that this incredible man did for our country. His fight for racial equality is recognized throughout history, and his journey is well documented. What I think of most when I think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was how he managed to convey his message about a topic that is considered to be one of the most controversial in our country’s history, in a way that shouted for peace and love to all. As racial inequality has continued to be an issue in our society, I have always wondered why, as a community, people cannot have a discussion without it turning to anger and violence. 

There are many things that people say that I disagree with, and I’m sure there are many things that I say that people disagree with. Everybody has an opinion on everything. There are certain things that more often than not, you will never hear me discuss: my preferences in religion, my preferences in politics, etc. Why? Not because I don’t want to have those discussions in an informative and mind-engaging manner, but because people often turn those into arguments. If more people were willing to be open-minded about other’s beliefs, I feel that our country would be in a better place. You do not have to agree with my opinions, but they should be respected and treated as valid, as long as they do not invoke violence and hatred towards others. 


Everyone knows the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but who has another favorite quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? The current quote I am stuck on is “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” As a country, a society, a community, a family - we have to look out for each other and work together to succeed. Sometimes that may be having to set your personal beliefs aside for a minute to do what is best, and sometimes that may mean that someone else has to do the same. There is no 100% correct decision or side. Success in groups comes from a clear goal, unification, and positive interdependence. Working together to reach our goal - just as we do in a normal training cycle to prepare for testings and tournaments. Share with us your favorite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr quote, we always want to learn more!

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