It is often said that children speak their minds with the utmost honesty because the world hasn’t corrupted them yet. Recently, a young girl took social media by storm with her brief, lovely message for the world which is nothing if not the most important reminder today.
“I want peace on Earth. Not pieces of Earth.” This powerful message spreading like wildfire on Instagram is part of a video featuring a girl
named Lily. She can be seen urging world leaders
to stop the Ukrainian war.
The video was shared by an account named Brittany and Lily which has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram
. Users are gushing over the adorable delivery. At her young age, Lily may or may not understand geopolitics, power and diplomacy but she certainly knows a thing
or two about humanity.
It ends with Lily saying
, “We are brothers and sisters. Stop (the) war.”
It is one of a few thought-provoking messages circling Instagram ever since
the Ukraine conflict escalated. An iconic quote from astronomer Carl Sagan’s book “Pale Blue Dot” was revived when it was shared widely on Instagram.
“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”
Social media is full of inspiring quotes and videos
drawing attention to the triviality of mankind’s ego. One may scroll past it, but given the rate at which humanity’s existence increasingly moving online, it’s not impossible for such messages and quotes to unite different sects for a single big cause