People. We are born from people, we are brought up by people, we fall in love and we make families with people; we work for people and with people, people make us smile, they make us cry; what we eat, what we wear, where we live has been made by people... if people seem to play such an important role in our lives, why is it that we tend to value more the material things over our fellow human beings?
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to include in your resolutions for this new year that you will try to be good to others, not only in 2017, but for the remaining of your life. Because this last year got the worst of us and we won't survive long as a species if we don't start coming together. The future of the human race is in our hands and we can still do something to be remembered as the generation that brought communities together instead of the generation that lost hope and that let extremists get away with imposing hatred and fear.
One of Tiffany & Co.'s most beautiful advertisement campaigns states that "In this new year someone will fall in love, someone will have cake with candles, someone will move away, someone will come home, someone will finally graduate, someone will get a job, someone will be born, someone will propose to someone..." but I feel like it's missing that "in this new year someone will try to be a better person." I know I will. My wish is that you do too. Happy 2017.
Photo credit: behind the scenes by Andrew Clark.
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