As we recently celebrated our Independence Day on July 4th, it is important to remember how the United States came to be. It was a group of men and women, living under the rule of a foreign country, in a place that was now their home, yet they didn’t have the freedom to run their new land in a way they saw fit. The result was a rebellion, one of course we all know led to a free and independent United States of America. But it was a long, arduous, and taxing war, one that required a great deal of guile, tactic, and above all, resolve.
Fast forward to 2016. The U.S. has grown to over 300 million people and the world, to over 7 billion people. With so many people, there is great diversity in terms of race, religion, social and economic status, creed, and more. As a result, there are naturally conflicts of various kinds and innocent people are affected. Recently, 49 people were murdered in a gay nightclub in Orlando where they were simply enjoying an evening on the town. Not more than a week later, suicide bombers detonated bombs in Istanbul, Turkey, killing dozens. Most recently, in Baghdad, a suicide bomber blew up a truck full of explosives killing hundreds in a popular gathering area.
These heartbreaking and senseless acts to tear humanity apart, pin us against each other to divide us. But we must continue to have resolve. We must believe in each other. We should not let differences in beliefs and a way of life deter us from being better to one another. We can do better. We must do better.
The Make Life Good Company will donate $5.00 to the victims of these tragedies for each t-shirt sold that features our “Resolve” and “We Can Do Better” designs.