Everyone’s story is valid. Just because you have come up with your own system of measurement to show that your story or struggle is somehow “greater than” someone else’s, does not mean you can invalidate their issues and problems. Yes, you can rant, yes, you can point fingers and blame whose fault it is, but remember, progress comes with compromise, progress comes with understanding and acknowledging others’ needs, not just your own. And fine, disagree with me wholeheartedly. I understand, history is designed to emphasize our successes through extremities. Only our largest demands are acknowledged, only the memorable acts of rebellion are showcased as the correct method of madness. I can’t force you away from your own philosophies. But this is mine, and I simply ask you to acknowledge that.