“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass
Sounds simple, yet we’ve allowed people to become broken as they forget their value and worth. We all share the same equal, intrinsic value, but instead of building each other up we do the exact opposite. In society, we’ve created a culture of treating people as commodities for our own personal, economic gain. We have people today with such passion and curiosity, burned out and unsure on where to turn.
What if we changed all that? What if moving forward we all made the active choice to build each other up so that the people can thrive. When we all appreciate and value each other, our drive to do more only increases. By showing people their worth, we can bring passion and creativity back where it has been lost in so many ways. Giving people the opportunity to creatively grow is what creates innovation and change.
How can we do this? Education is one of the places where from a young age we can start to teach children their value. In showing that there is more to life than simply their grades, building character and showing the true potential in being who they are. Creativity is one of the ways we can do this, everyone is born with a creative mind, yet as we grow up it is slowly recognised as less and less important. However, by allowing everyone to be creative and apply this creativity to other subjects, this is where true vision is cultivated.
We can also do this by nurturing the mental health of others we can create people who are strong and understand their worth. The mental health of everyone is just as, if not more important than the physical. We should all work towards a better mental health for everyone’s benefit. By affirming that what people do matter and is of value, they aren’t just a small part of a bigger picture they have no control over.
We want to give everyone a voice, allowing people to share their true honest, opinion we can begin to show the true difference that it can make. We can build bridges and collectively work together so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Let’s all build each other up to be strong so we can all know and appreciate how much we all matter.
By treating people as people and not judging and criticising each other’s every move we are not only building the characters of others but that of ourselves also. We don’t know everyone’s story what’s caused to behave the way they do. In being positive towards one another we can use that and allow it to transfer to all aspects of life.
We believe that everyone has amazing skills that can used for good. Instead of letting our mistakes and that of others to become wholly who we are. We should use those mistakes as the foundation from something better. What can we learn from this? How can we be better? “There is no failure, only feedback.”
At B.heard, we want to be that force for good so that everyone has the space and opportunity to show their exponential potential.