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I am lucky

I am lucky. I was born into a generation of equality. Not once growing up was I ever told I couldn’t do something because I was a girl. I am lucky. I was born into a country that values heritage and customs. A country of equality. I am lucky. I was born to a mother that was able to provide for two children on her own. Who raised us to know that we are equals in this world and deserve to be proud of that. We are all lucky to be born into a country, into a time of free health care, racial equality, gender equality and the right to speak freely. These are the rights and privileges that our ancestor’s, our grandparents, fought for. These will slowly be taken away if we become complacent, if we continue to allow our elected politicians to continue to privatize public services in order to line a pocket or two we will ensure our children and grandchildren don’t get to enjoy these simple rights and freedoms. We owe our children better. We need to hold the people we voted for to account. We need to be aware. It’s more important than you think.

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  1. Jusst Carrie Jusst Carrie says:

    Health care isn’t free my dear, our taxes pay for that.

  2. For those claiming white privilege…

    I read this a little differently and it would seem many are missing her point.

    Looks like a message about paying attention to what Doug Ford is proposing in Ontario with the cutbacks to services and privatization of health care etc.

  3. You’re delusional if you think there is racial and gender equality.

  4. So do Saudi women in that case. They’re free as a bird….. But the consequences are quite severe don’t you say

  5. We have the right to speak freely but we don’t have the right to escape the consequences of the words you speak.

  6. To me this sounds like a person who is grateful for what they have and you all are hating on them. You don’t know this persons heritage or history. I’m wondering if any of you are grateful for the privileges you enjoy and take advantage of daily? What is wrong with being happy and feeling lucky and grateful to be alive and not live in a war torn country?
    I hope you all have a good weekend and don’t start it off so cranky and pessimistic.

  7. Kevin Pascoe well you can say whatever you want… Just because there are social consequences doesnt mean u cant say w.e u want

  8. S.d. Lindsay S.d. Lindsay says:

    Your privilege is showing.

  9. Equality? Freedom of speech? What country do you live in?

  10. Ben Rinaldo Ben Rinaldo says:

    I love this post. Thanks for the positive reflection. Remember, you are the author of your own fate.

  11. Matty Morris Matty Morris says:

    Everyones offended today. Ppl need bubble wrap.

  12. Oh that’s cute that you think you can speak freely. I watched as this community persecuted a young couple for speaking freely against a group of protesters blocking the streets a few months back. And you know what, when I first saw their post, my initial thought was that I too would be annoyed if I was just trying to get to work and the road was blocked by people protesting. Then I realized that people were lashing out because of WHO was protesting. I am not that lucky to be born at a time when you cannot speak freely because someone WILL be offended.

  13. Jawsh Coffin Jawsh Coffin says:

    Progress doesnt mean we should be comfortable. There are still several injustices within Canada. The government doesn’t hold us back, our own hatred does often. I’m glad you grew up with less injustices, and a good providing parent, but there are others who don’t have that.

  14. Zack Tryon Zack Tryon says:

    Its like talking to a wall bringing up real world issues… keep planting the seeds tho!

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