Chances are, this is not your first day here, but Kid President's welcome to people just entering the world is a reminder of what it means to actually be here.
"You're made from love, to be love, to spread love. Love is always louder, no matter what! Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder! So let your life be louder! Let's shout to the world: THINGS COULD BE BETTER! IT'S OKAY ABOUT THE MESS-UP'S!"
I may or may not have cried some happy tears.
Kid President reminds us what it really means to fight for equality--via feminism, or any other righteous hate-busting, equal-rights movements or ideologies. It means to recognize that every human here has a right to be here, and to be free, in the truest sense of the word - free from any structural, institutional, or interpersonal oppressions that keep any person from reaching their fullest potential.
I mean, I'm not saying Kid President is a feminist or anything...but would you disagree??
Let's all remember that the fight for equality is, at it's deepest purpose, rooted in love and acknowledgement that things really could be better, and we all deserve it to be so. It's not easy to hold onto this, what with the internet trolling, the political war on woman, the harrowing injustice of Trayvon Martin, the war on the poor, and the feeling of always wanting to punch someone's teeth in for their intolerance - but it helps if even just for a moment we remember that we're really fighting this battle with our hearts.
It will also seriously help your Monday and your every other day if you remember that "you're awake, you're awesome, live like it."