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Things Only Get Brighter When You Light A Spark

“Things only get brighter when you light a spark”

There has never been a better time to be alive. There has never been a scarier time to be alive.

Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins shares his thoughts about the OWS movement shortly after performing on 12/01/2011 in Zuccotti Park.

Technology keeps us connected to the people we love. Technology keeps us connected to the stories we hate.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. If you don’t have to look them in the eyes, say anything at all.

A silent mind brings peace. A silent heart accepts defeat.

Sparks ignite hatred. Sparks fight darkness.

This is the constant battle in my head.

I fear the sparks of racism, classism, bigotry, inequality, hate. Our news feeds and airwaves are kindling, and ignorance an accelerant.

But sparks can light the dark corners of potential. And potential is the fuel to refuse the life of a victim.

Sparks brighten my path--from a form of self preservation, to a need to affect change more meaningful than my small life. I’m not sure if this is a natural byproduct of maturity, or because the world is so fucking scary right now.

The time for quiet optimism has passed. I will speak up. I will take a stand.

If there ever was a time to fight fire with fire.

Third Eye Blind's - If There Ever Was A Time Directed by: Jeff Brissette / Media Hive HQ