“Your happiness isn’t dependent on where you live, how much you weigh, or what you do for work. The key to happiness is appreciating what you have at this moment.” ~ Jessica Blanchard
Young Library has a nice exhibit of photos lining the entrance walls. They depict student protests from 1960 to the present. I was struck by the majority of photos depicting protests just in the last 10-15 years. Struck by the variety of issues being addressed, but more impressed by the fact that so many students took enough interest in the respective issue to do something about it. Protesting, peacefully in particular, is a hallmark of democracy. Besides exercising our rights at the ballot box, it is one of the most significant ways people can make a substantial difference in government, locally and nationally. The student protester’s willingness to publicly support their views gives me hope that these same students will one day be in positions of power, and use those powers for the greater good.