How Do Our Decisions Shape Our Future?

One small decision can change the course of history. As humans, we all have been through the trouble of making difficult choices. A wide range of outcomes may occur, good and bad. Once history is set, there is nothing you can do to change it. Many tragic events were caused by society’s poor decisions. 

In the case of today’s world, many minorities have experienced acts of racism. Racist behavior can be seen throughout our history and many POCs have been affected by this. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese aggression grew significantly and the hatred for Asians increased throughout America. To protect their national security, the government decided to send all Japanese, including Japanese-Americans, to internment camps where they experienced large amounts of trauma. These events really show our countries true colors because racism has been rooted into our country for centuries.

Courtesy of “They Call Us Enemy”

So why do we keep seeing similar patterns throughout our history? Well, some people haven’t realized the severity of their decisions and some people simply just refuse to learn from past mistakes. This proves to be dangerous because who knows what people can be harmed in the process. A current event that is an example of repeated history is the Uyghur internment camps in China. The Chinese government has made these people suffer by mass sterilizing them. It appears that history repeats itself everywhere around the world which needs to change. 

What decisions can help change our future? Advocating about change, peace and healing are just some of the ways to shape the future. Standing up for what’s right and acknowledging our country’s mistakes is the only way to learn and grow. In addition, it is important to be aware of what is happening around the world and how we can contribute to creating a better world for everyone.

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free”

– John F. Kennedy

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