Change starts with us; it starts within. I started What My World’s Like out of a desire and a need to continually see positivity and positive progression. That external change begins internally. There’s a reciprocal relationship between people and culture; each shapes the other. However, culture only changes when the people interacting with that culture change. If we desire to see a more sustainable, positive, and progressive culture, we need to become sustainable, positive, and progressive people, individually and collectively.
In his Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Brazilian educator Paulo Freire argues that the fully human act upon and transform their world.Ã‚Â He, at great length, discusses theÃ‚Â cyclical natureÃ‚Â of oppression as manifestedÃ‚Â viaÃ‚Â current pedagogies.Ã‚Â Oppressed people oppress.Ã‚Â Their idea of the fully human individual is their oppressor, so in an attempt to realize their full humanity, they become what they despised.Ã‚Â Just like with oppression, there is a cyclical nature to negativity, positivity, and possibility.Ã‚Â Negativity begats negativity, positivity begats positivity, and possibility begats possibility.