"my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou
Today is an important day for Americans. We exercise our freedom and we choose who our leader will be for the next four years. Whatever your political belief is, the sheer notion of being able to voice your opinion without fearing your life is, in my humble opinion, the most important thing we can take away on this great day. Today I cast my vote in honor of Malala Yousafzai - a brave young woman who went through horrific acts of violence for voicing her rights as a woman, as a human being. Today, we as Americans can state our beliefs, and are encouraged to, without fearing our lives. Democrats, Republicans, we are all blessed to be Americans. I love America! I love Malala! Let your voice be heard!
I recently watched this TED talk and I have only one word for it: Brilliant. It touches on so many current issues in such a smart, non-forced way, that you barely see it coming. It proves the utter brilliance of an open mind, and shows two worlds - Science and Dance - marrying in a perfect and beautiful union.