I know we all watch several videos a day on the internet. Ordinary people become overnight celebrities by posting a simple video on YouTube and letting the rest of the world do the rest. We share these videos on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and any other social networking site. Every video has its own story and we all take something unique from it. Whether it is a new video by Jenna Marbles simply to make us laugh or another performance by Sophia Grace and Rosie to remind us of our childhood dreams. Video sharing connects the world by allowing all of our eyes to see the same video while letting each of our hearts feel a personal experience.
This video and the KONY 2012 movement has left me feeling unaware and irresponsible to the rest of the world. I have read about the Invisible Children and watched a documentary years ago. Back then I was left with the same emotions. But back then, instead of doing something about it I decided to rather let the rest of the world fix the problem. At 23, I now understand this isn't how the world works. If you really want something to change, you must start with yourself. You must make the first step.
We have become conditioned to think we can not make an impact. That one voice isn't enough to make a difference. If we don't have a stage to share our story, then we don't have an audience to spread the word. This is no longer a valid excuse. The internet has given everyone a platform to be heard. One post can be exposed to hundreds of people. If one of those people share that post on their site, another group of hundreds will see that post. Our voices are now louder than ever.
On a daily basis I try to let you into my world by telling personal stories and thoughts in hope of you feeling inspired. I will never be able to tell a personal story that will leave you more inspired than this video. In a country where we complain about gas prices and the long lines at Chipotle, we tend to take life for granted. The majority of us are clueless to what really goes on outside of the US. There are some that simply don't even care. Don't be one of those people. Learn to understand what is important in the world.
How often do we actually post videos to help change the world? A video that has the potential to right a wrong. A video that will leave a lasting impression on more than a handful of people.
If you have never done it, you can do so today. Share KONY 2012 on Facebook. It's one click on a mouse.
"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come"