I came across this post a couple of months ago, but it has been at the forefront of my mind more than ever these last few days.
To the person who uses metal straws to save fish but consumes animals, thank you.
To the vegan who isn't aware of our homelessness problem, thank you.
To the climate change activists who aren't attentive to fast fashion, thank you.
To the girl who gives her old clothes to the disadvantaged but isn't educated on sex trafficking, thank you.
To the guy who picks up rubbish on his way home from a surf but isn't well-informed about male suicide rates, thank you.
To the people who stand up for horse racing concerns but are uninformed about the cruelty of the dairy industry, thank you.
To the positive instragram influencer who has't cultivated a plastic-free lifestyle, thank you.
To the grandparents who knit for sick children but aren't up-to-date on current race and homophobic issues, thank you.
To the students who stand up to bullying but are unaware of the constant domestic violence epidemic, thank you.
To the peace activists, feminists, stray dog adopters, teachers, volunteers, foster carers, recyclers, givers, doers, and believers, thank you.
We are all on a different path and we all see through different eyes. Current world issues that you are passionate about aren't always what other people are trying to change...and that's okay. It's not everyone's job to save every part of the world, but it is everyone's responsibility to thank every person who is doing their part to save the world. Don't critique, just appreciate. Don't judge, just educate. We're all trying our best. Thank you.
~ Samantha Ronson by way of Amy Schumer