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Life in 2020 – A Call to Action

Its hard to ignore the recent events that have taken place in the news.

The year 2020 just continues to spiral and throw at us anything and everything.

With the latest news headline, anyone with a platform has been – and rightfully so – taken the time to speak to the events.

What happened to George Floyd unfortunately isn’t anything new. Sadly, he won’t be the last either most likely.

And thats not ok.

We can stand idly by and watch history continuously repeat itself, or we can do something about it.

While at the same time, the riots and looting are not a valid response, there are ways we can help.

One of the biggest things we can do to save our future and the future of others, is education.

Racism and crimes against humanity  isn’t something a baby is born with.

These are things learned in both nature and nurture.

The way we bring up our families, what we teach our children, what we preach to others – these things matter.

If we brought each other up to understand that all of us regardless of race, colour, gender, sexuality, religion – are equal.

We all matter.

What we believe in matters.

Who we love matters.

It doesn’t matter who or what or anything in-between. We all have worth and we all have the right to feel and believe the way we do. No one has any right to take that away from us, just as we don’t have any right to take away their feelings, beliefs, colours, or cultures.

Once we take down the walls – once we look past everything on the outside and see that our hearts beat the same. We’re all human beings.

We’re all flesh and blood.

Underneath it all, our bones look the same.

If someone wore a red shirt and you wear a blue shirt – does that make them any less of a person?

Does that entitle them to different rights or privileges?

If a crime has been committed – we all need to speak to the harm we’ve caused, the rights we’ve wronged and we need to answer for our actions.

It doesn’t matter if we’re human, unicorn, or purple – we are all responsible for our own actions and must learn to deal with the repercussions.

The repercussions at the same time need to coincide with the wrongs that have been committed.

In the past, if you stole a loaf a bread it could mean a limb.

We’ve come a long way from that.

Or have we?

This past week some one was accused of using a counterfeit bill and the cost was his life.

There was no trial by jury. There were no questions. There was swift actions by an individual that was operating out of line.

In the security industry, in the policing industry, actually – in every industry – there are individuals that act in such a way that it brings about negativity and a bad name.

The action of one Police Officer does not dictate how all Police act.

The action of one Security guard does not dictate how all of Security guards act.

The action of one person does not dictate how an entire civilization should act.

Because one person goes above and beyond to create a bad name, does not mean that the rest of their organization should bear the brunt of their actions.

Just as if someone does create a crime, does not mean that all of humanity is lost forever.

We need to learn from our past so that we don’t continually make the same mistakes in our future or our children’ futures.

We need to educate and teach love, and equality.

Inclusion is only a word because people were made to feel excluded in the first place.

If everyone was equal, there wouldn’t even be a need for inclusion – because it would by default exist.

Our goal shouldn’t be inclusion.

Our goal should be equal.

We should all be able to stand together, no matter our circumstance or walk of life. For George and all of those who have had the unfortunate happenstance to find themselves in the same situation as George.

We are the same. Flesh and blood.

Some of us believe in a God, and some of us don’t.

Some of us love boys and some of us love girls.

Some of us are from an island, and some of us are from a mainland.

Some of us love tacos and some of us love spaghetti.

It doesn’t matter what we like and what we don’t like – as long as we understand the value of an opinion and the value of respect.

If we all keep ‘equal’ as the goal, then once achieved, things like religion, colour, gender, sexuality – these things won’t matter.

So lets strive for equal.

Lets strive for togetherness.

Lets fight for our future and our children’s future and change mindsets and ultimately – change lives.






Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.