While Civil Rights activist, dreamer, and legend Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is actually January 15th, American public school calendars impact the date it is actually observed.
In 2014, that day is January 20th, which presents us with an opportunity to share Dr. King’s prescient thoughts on looming habits of consumerism, captured wonderfully in this image from sofreshandsogreen. This includes a shift from people to things, a trend he hoped to propose the reversal of.
“We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
Martin Luther King Quote: The Shift From Things To People