This video is enlightening and powerful. The strength of this young lady is inspiring because she had the mental astuteness to stand up and question. Few oppressed people have the strength of character to go against all that they have been taught by their family and community without education. Education helps us to develop self-confidence and self-esteem to question status quo. And the question she asked herself before becoming a statistic and victim as a suicide bomber was, “Aren’t the people we will kill, also Muslims?” It was her, for lack of a better way to describe it – “The Helen Keller Moment,” the moment that she realized that she was being lied to, tricked, and victimized. It was the moment that she believed in herself enough to know that not only was her question valid, but the answer she received was wrong. She gained the self-esteem to think and act against blind obedience.
Self-esteem is the answer; the ability to believe in yourself and question authority. Promote self-esteem and encourage people to believe in themselves and our world can be a better place. Please applaud this girl by sharing her story so that others might find their strength and self-esteem and stop cycles of senseless violence, victimization, and hatred.
Let’s help make the world to be a better place,
Rhonda ‘Cougar’ Crouch