By Natalie Buttress
South Africa needs the greatest commitment to harmony that we can possibly muster, ever. In all the reaches of our society, we need to have a commitment, on this Human Right’s Day, and all future ones, to walk together, hand-in-hand, in respect and love.
It’s a hopeful stance perhaps- and made in some ignorance of the true difficulties that many people of our country have felt and experienced for many years. However, it is my hope and the hope of the collective many.
Brene Brown says “We need resilience and hope and a spirit that can carry us through the doubt and fear. We need to believe that we can effect change if we want to live and love with our whole hearts.”
First, we need to hear. Then we need to listen. Then we understand. And then, we hope.
My wish for you, and you, and you: Communicate. Understand, Hope. For Harmony. For All.