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Archbishop Desmond Tutu was one of those who serves as my inspiration in life. I poured into my heart and soul what he spoke of in this book "I Believe" which was a Christmas gift to me by one of my closest friend, Jackie.

One of the lessons Desmond Tutu teaches us is about our belief in being neutral specially in times of trouble, in politics and in many other things. Thus this mean that is if we are neutral, we are not to be blame? Think again...

Contrary to popular belief being neutral is already not being neutral. Why?

In the sense when you stand neutral you effectively let the status quo continue... you effectively let what is happening continue.

As Desmond Tutu teaches us...

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

As long as we stay within our comfort zones and let things happen and then defend that we do not want to be involved because we are neutral then we are consenting to the various injustices in our society.

If we decide not to vote then we consent to whoever will be elected even those who are not supposed to even win because they will not serve our country well.

If we decide not to stand up for what is right and what is good because we say that politics is bad then we let the status quo of traditional politics continue.

In this world THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NEUTRAL. Even with two friends fighting when you say, "I am not siding with anyone," you in fact sided already with consenting to what might be wrong with that fight.

Desmond Tutu tells us that our world needs us in order for it to be better and denying ourselves to the world is letting injustice continue.


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