Small acts will add up to big changes

Dear Editor,

Wake up Guyana, Wake up!

Many of us grow up with a dream; it is a dream that relates to either transforming Guyana into a better place or running far away from this country and never looking back.  However, as we progress through time we get caught up with the hardships of life and most of us are stuck here, with nowhere to go. And instead of striving to carry out the one dream that is possible, we choose to just live.  We carry on our lives with just accepting the situation around us and minding our own business, sadly only ranting and raving for change when we see fit.

We as Guyanese need to understand that we have power. It may not be the kind of power that we would want to have, but I believe it’s the type of power that can move mountains. That power is called change. It is about time that we stop pointing fingers and get things done. There are little things that we can implement in our lives such as recycling; abstaining from littering; and providing a meal or a listening ear to the homeless.

If you want a better country to live in, act like it. In the words of David Dabydeen “One-one dutty make dam cross the Canje”; small acts will add up to big changes.

Yours faithfully,

Lizanna Gordon

Volunteer Recruitment

Manager

Youths for Guyana

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