I got pretty emotional today during this song, while watching Michael Jackson’s funeral service. I remember when I was little, I bought the “We are the World” 45 record. I wanted to do my part, and the money went to help the hungry people in Africa. The song is still very relevant today. Read the words, and I will comment some more.

“There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
and its time to lend a hand to life
There greatest gift of all

We cant go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
Theres a choice we’re making
We’re saving out own lives
its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to brend
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
Theres a choice we’re making
We’re saving out own lives
its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe theres no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
Theres a choice we’re making
We’re saving out own lives
its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me”

The song says its a choice were making. Not there’s a choice to be made. We are making a choice, either to do something, or do nothing. Whose job is it to help save the world? Whose job is it to get out of your comfort zone, and do something about the crap in the world? IT’s YOUR JOB. IT’s MY JOB. There’s a choice we’re making. Are we making the right one?

We must do something about the injustices in our world. We must make a change. People are dying, people are hungry, and scared. People just want to live. We must ask ourselves, how can I help? I must do something. Even if its little. Be Anti-Apathetic! Small things, done with great love, will change the world!