Rebellion is a dirty word. And we like that.
For even with its bad reputation
we find more in common with those who were branded ‘rebel’ than those who were not. The battles throughout history bear witness to three distinct elements of people involved in any conflict: The Oppressors, The Silent Majority, and The Rebels.
If history has taught us anything about rebels, it is this - though they may be few, they will be fierce.
From the beautiful book, “The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks” we learn that rebels don’t often look or act like we expect them to.
Ironically Ms. Rosa Parks took a stand by keeping her seat. She knew who she was. And consequently she righteously rebelled against those who tried to tell her who they wanted her to be.
There are many inspiring world-changers with ‘Rebel’ attached to their name and legacy.
Historically speaking, it's the rebels who make the biggest impressions on our lives. The people who disobeyed unsuitable laws, fought off oppression and stood up against corruption are the ones who won freedom for themselves and others! From George Washington to Jesus we have many examples of how to break the rules for the right reasons.
Rebellion requires personal responsibility. It demands that you wade through the sludge of public opinion. In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is revolutionary.
Rebellion is a dirty word, but not in the way you might imagine.
To Rebel against convenience requires getting your hands dirty, digging for truth. It has been said that no one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. The weapon of truth is one you must uncover yourself.
To Rebel is to realize your right to educate yourself.
To Rebel is to own the right to question statistics, societal norms and the sources of your food, water, air and information.
To rebel is to recognize that in America, the same people who tell us our food is safe to eat are also the ones who profit from our sickness.
To Rebel is to reject the personal and household products filled with known carcinogenic chemicals.
One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. To Rebel is to make the connection. To step back from the minutia of our lives and look at the Big Picture.
To rebel is to say no. That's enough. Not anymore.
And although we shape our life by saying no to the negative, we color our future by what we say Yes to. We don’t rebel without a reason.