King’s dream wasn’t just to achieve racial equality. It was about the notion that we are all interrelated and that we have the power to use that connectivity to tear down or uplift each other.
MLK’s CONTINUED RELEVANCE EXTENDS BEYOND “I HAVE A DREAM” SPEECH
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I really enjoyed this statement and never really thought about that before. As a millennial, I had always thought that because of the prevalent racial issues of his time, Martin Luther King Jr. wanted everyone to see each other as equal enjoying the same rights. But this is only a scratch on the surface. From what I understand, King wanted to not only have everyone see each other equally, but to have everyone join together as equals, to work together as equals, to play together as equals, to be happy together as equals etc. Overall, King wanted us to be united together in a rather segregated and divided community. When one sees the destruction and despair division can create, one can only hope in unity where creation and joy are created. Unity is essentially a power humanity can use, but often resorts to the power of division instead because it is easier to use. King understood that, and understood the terrible consequences of division. He wanted us to unite and make a difference in our individual communities, in our cities, in our countries, but mostly importantly in our world that each and every one of us resides. He had a dream about this, but because of the difficulty of any language, is hard for everyone to be exactly on the same page. That itself is a form of division. We are imperfect, individual beings, but we can definitely strive to join together to spawn King’s dream. We can start to unite there.

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