If you are passionate about something then you must act upon it. Yesterday, I attended the NUS National Demo in London, marching 2.4 miles from Park Lane to Westminster, fighting for our rights. There were 15,000 of us in total, saying no to “fees, cuts and debt” which the government plans to put in place in the not so distant future.
The best part of the day, upon reflection was seeing so many enthusiastic, individuals of all ages, willing to Unite for their Educational rights. Many of us chanted away as we took to the streets of London, grabbing the attention of passers by who stop to watch us pass. Now, I am not a full time activist and this is the first time ever of doing something like this, but I enjoyed every moment. It’s a good feeling to stand up for what you believe in. Some protesters took the opportunity to fight for their own, individual civil rights during the march. We all had our different reasons for being there, which shows the need for our voices to be heard.
There is beauty in the act of unification. To unite as one is to give the impression that change is possible, that it can happen. To do so is an act of freedom. It is possible to break free from the constrains of the societal norm. My belief has always been that we should live and take every opportunity humanely possible to gain new experiences, and not to just exist as a shadow in the depths of despair.
A very important message was received yesterday at the final ceremony, which is that “A society that fails to invest in education, that fails to invest in young people, fails to invest in its own future”, said by left wing Journalist, Owen Jones.
What are you passionate about? What do you want from this life? If you want something, reach out and grab it.