That is a simple question with only one possible answer. Red. Methinks that this fact should already be the key to everyone accepting that we are all equal. No matter who you are, what colour your skin is, where you live, when you were born or how you think. No matter, either, if your blood group is A, B, AB or O.
The commonality is that when we bleed, our blood is red. You. Me. Them. This is what we should remember. Yet, this is a detail we overlook because it is covenient.
Yesterday, I went for the SABM "Believe Instead" Forum at the KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. It turned out to be a "helluva" eye-opener for me.
I found all the speakers to be excellent. I'm not arrogant but I can be quite a wicked closet critic of people who, I think, talk without much conviction. Hence, today's speakers, with their individual and varied styles, satisfied all my expectations. Each one had a story to tell. Each one delivered their message in a simple and effortless way. I don't know about the others but I was enthralled and impressed by their commitment and dedication.
For me, it was a refresher course of what I have always believed. The Forum rekindles the flames of feeling 100% Malaysian. Why should I feel anything less than that? I am reminded that my fears are shared by others. I sit in a room filled with other Malaysians who are mostly strangers and I feel safe. It's a feeling that is my right. Why did I allow fear to slowly clutch my heart when I am among other Malaysians? I know why. I allowed the dogma, the stigma and the enigma of inequality to seep into my being.
Now I feel like I've been through a mind cleansing and I feel renewed, re-energised and ready. I can do something. I can make a difference.
I’m going to do it.
Malaysia is my home. I care. I want to make it better.
If you haven’t registered, do so!
If you need help, send me an email!
I promise to give you a hand.