As you know, or as you will all come to know if you just started reading my blog, that I usually write sporadically and of things/events that are of great interest and/or importance to me. A couple of weeks ago (or sometime in the recent past, I can’t remember) I wrote a letter to my fellow American people to talk to them about and thank them for the suppose and the love they showed to the immigrants from the Muslim-Majority countries. Looking at the new , we can see that the love is still there. People are waiting at airports with signs saying “Welcome Home” or “You are welcomed here” and other beautiful and loving statements.
But all the protests at the airport were not only about Muslims, though it looked like it externally. In reality, this in not about a certain group being denied their rights at one specific point in American history. This is about our struggle as the American people, as humans living off the same land as each other. We are obligated to help each other gain our rights as humans, as any person is to have
. We begin to think, though, that it is about a certain group but, I must state again, it is not. Though it might look like it on the outside, it is not. This can be illustrated by one example, probably the best one out there.
Consider the Black Lives Matter Movement. This is a movement to prevent and show U.S the violence and the horrors being done against Black people all around America. If they intended for this to happen or not, but because of this movement, Black Lives Matter, all lives are becoming to matter. By this I mean by fighting against discrimination against the Black individuals, many people have come to realize they need to fight for themselves and others around them. We see people banding together, working to make each other’s lives matter. It is heart-warming and it brings tears of happiness to my eyes when people, who are entirely different, who might not even have anything in common, fight for each other.
But these aren’t the only struggles going on in the world. There are other issues that might not be given the light they need or the amount of people needed to help fight for them. This brings me to the reason I started writing this post. The other day I was scrolling through YouTube and came across a band called The Script . To be honest, I am not one for listening to music but when I found some of their songs, I regained hope in the music industry 😀 . There was one song that really showed me the beauty of their music. In one of their interviews The Script mentioned that the reason they named themselves as such was because most of their songs were stories of everyday people, of how they think, how they feel, etc. To me, this was amazing and I not only fell in love with their songs but, not to sound corny, with the stories as well.
One of their songs brings to light stories of individuals, struggles with individuals that we can relate to, maybe not on an experience level but on an emotional level. This song is called “We Cry” (<– Please click on the link to listen, it’s very good, I promise).
In this song, there are three people mentioned, all of whom are going through different struggles and suffering through different events in their lives. Though the stories are very important and I know many people go through them, I am not going to mention them here in the post, because (1) it’ll make you listen to the song and (2) this post is already too long 🙂 . What I do want to focus on is the chorus of the song:
“Together we cry.”
This is such a simple line, yet has so much meaning attached to it, at least to me. To me it means that, though we feel we are alone and struggling by ourselves, there are other people, there are other individuals just like us going through something similar or something completely different but are still struggling. In shorter and more concise terms, what The Script means by this is that we are not alone. The only thing that is amiss that makes us feel that we are alone is the oblivious nature of those around us. They do not see our pain or anger or frustration but rather they see their own and we do not see theirs. What we need to do is open our eyes to the people around us and gain a better understanding of what they are going through, as well as letting them know how we are struggling. If we share and divide our problems, we will be able to work everyone’s lives better and we can do it together.