“Monday 5 Things” with D. Paul Graham…..of MLK…..

Xpr30739Photo: D. Paul Graham / Savannah’s Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Boulevard

Monday 5 Things…..Of MLK…..

Six years ago, I wondered what Martin Luther King, Jr., would say about current events of the day. I further pondered if his fundamental principle of justice for all without violence would be even heard or understood. Today I ask the same questions when it seems MLK’s convictions and beliefs are all the more important and relevant. I wish I could have met the man. This morning’s M5T simply lets his profound words start your day.

1. On Thinking.

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

2. On Change.

“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.”

3. On Silence.

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

4. On Belief.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

5. On Your Voice.

“I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.”

Here’s to a week of dreams, of finding your voice, and to recognizing that the time is always right to do what is right.

© 2021 D. Paul Graham, all rights reserved.

D. Paul Graham is passionate about people, culture, photography and business. He has embraced his wanderlust with his travels around the globe and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive.

You can find M5T each Monday here on www.southmag.com and by friending D. Paul Graham on Facebook. Paul is also a contributing photographer to South Magazine. His photographic work can be found on Instagram @dpgraham and at www.imageGRAHAM.com . Your feedback is always welcome. Email Paul at dpg@imagegraham.com