Investing and Building Relationships with Others
To make the most out of life, we need to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us. Tragically, most of these opportunities are taken away based on things beyond our control. We're talking about culture, race, class, and gender. That's when these losses become a matter of social injustice.
The good news is that there is a simple solution to help those suffering from these uncontrollable situations. By investing and building relationships with others, especially those finding themselves in disadvantaged situations, we can uplift them both economically and socially.
This is done by creating opportunities, and space for people to have viable means of taking control over how they want to live their lives. In doing so, you allow individuals to claim authority over outcomes, rather than having someone else dictate or hand it to them.
Investing in others can give away to give a voice to those that cannot be heard. Through it, we are allowing positive change to influence and reach a much wider spectrum. It can break down barriers that prevent people from leading a fulfilling life. Overcoming obstacles becomes easier for those who are given the chance at being empowered.
The process of creating this space for others is no easy task though. It is a give-and-take process of utmost trust and balancing the right amount of support. Failures and setbacks are also very much a part of this process, for they are avenues that lead to learning lessons critical for growth and development.
A crucial benefit of building space and creating opportunity that helps in shifting consciousness needs to be brought in is being able to eradicate victimhood. This is because once a person begins to have knowledge of their rights, this then decreases the chances for exploitation. We often see this situation occurring in areas with widespread poverty. This is why economic emancipation is such a powerful apparatus for social change.
Just to be clear, economic emancipation is totally different from a handout or charity. It is about giving access to resources and tools which would otherwise be beyond the reach of marginalized people. These include implements such as education, fair wages, and increased capacity. A sustainable structure for emancipating others ensures that change for the better is not superficial and fleeting.
This is why investing and building relationships with others needs to be coupled with passion and intention. This is essential if we truly want to cultivate something substantial. In order to be able to do that, having pure intentions is necessary because people generally see through something that's inauthentic.
We should also realize that providing emancipation for others is a continuous process that needs to be pursued on a daily basis. It can be viewed as an endeavor that needs to be fine-tuned internally as well as externally. This means that the thought process behind helping others is equally important as how we intend to practice it.
To bring change to others is also a way of emancipating ourselves. We cannot hope to achieve any form of change if we ourselves are not willing to change in turn. These changes are incremental, and we should learn to develop tremendous reserves of patience if we don't see immediate results.
Lastly, to be part of the emancipation of others is a reason to celebrate. In this way, we give ourselves the necessary pause to be able to reflect on the positive outcomes resulting from our own efforts and the efforts of others. By doing so, we can gather our focus and renew our energies to be able to assist others in more meaningful ways.