many hearts one purpose

My position is that it is not up to us [intellectuals] to propose. As soon as one ‘proposes'—one proposes a vocabulary, an ideology, which can only have effects of domination. What we have to present are instruments and tools that people might find useful. By forming groups specifically to make these analyses, to wage these struggles, by using these instruments or others: this is how, in the end, possibilities open up. But if the intellectual starts playing once again the role that he has played for a hundred and fifty years—that of prophet in relation to what 'must be,’ to what 'must take place'—these effects of domination will return and we shall have other ideologies, functioning in the same way.
—  Michel Foucault, ‘Confinement, psychiatry, prison,’ in Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984

I have a question for you guys.

I’m asking for a project that I’m doing in one of my college courses.

What do you give to the world? What is it that you create or provide to the world to make it a better place?

This is open to anyone who comes across this post. You may either reply to this post itself or IM me if you’re not comfortable with other people seeing your response. Your username/identity will remain anonymous for my project.

Please don’t reply with “Nothing”, my lovelies. I know that all of you give great things.

I want to take a moment to talk to you all. Heart to heart.

I wish I could be where you are right now. I wish I could hug you and stay with you until you felt safe. I wish that you all find a hand to hold today when it feels like too much and your future seems uncertain. I wish you all the protection this world has to offer. I wish that no one has to fear for their rights today or any day.

I have no power to change these things, but what I can say is this: The current state may seem hopeless, and it truly is bad, but we are still MANY hearts, beating as one for the same purpose. We fight for love and equality, ideals that existed long before us and will persevere long after we are gone. As long as we fight together, we can never really lose, and above all, we are never alone.