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#Mydreamistoachievegenuinesocialequality.Doyouthinkthisissomethingwillaccomplishwithinourlifetimes?

Kaushikee
Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
5mo Dublin, CA, USA Conversation

It sounds idealistic and unrealistic but I've always believed in advocating for social equality. I can't remember whether this was in a novel I read or came from one of my preschool teachers, but this saying has stuck with me through the years "it's not progress when it leaves everyone but a few behind."

Through Girl Up and Mogul I've strived to build communities on Dublin High School's that center around advocating for women’s rights in the developing world, addressing the subtle sexism woven into our lifestyles, and ensuring minorities aren’t being left behind in our drives towards personal progress. By sparking conversations about intersectional feminism, economic progress, and natural resources, I've connected to like-minded individuals who are committed to change. We may not always agree but hearing their perspectives and working with them has expanded my own understanding. I've always believed that a group of dedicated individuals working together with a common goal can achieve impossible things; my experience within these groups has only reinforced these beliefs.

How are you working towards greater social equality? Do you think this is something will accomplish within our lifetimes?

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  • Kaushikee
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    5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

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  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    5mo ago New York, NY, United States

    I think it's a very noble goal and dream you've described. While I don't know that a perfectly balanced society can ever exist unfortunately, I do think that progress is being made, particularly as of late. And with amazing people like yourself who want to devote their career to this cause, it will only help society progress!

    I think it's a very noble goal and dream you've described. While I don't know that a perfectly balanced society can ever exist unfortunately, I do think that progress is being made, particularly as of late. And with amazing people like yourself who want to devote their career to this cause, it will only help society progress!

    • Kaushikee
      Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
      5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

      That's incredibly kind of you to say. I definitely appreciate the sentiment of support. I completely agree with you as well. It's been inspiring to see all the progress individuals have been making these past few years. Even though the ideal society may never exist, aspiring to reach it can only increase social progress.

      That's incredibly kind of you to say. I definitely appreciate the sentiment of support. I completely agree with you as well. It's been inspiring to see all the progress individuals have been making these past few years. Even though the ideal society may never exist, aspiring to reach it can only increase social progress.

      • Bethany Heinrich
        Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
        5mo ago New York, NY, United States

        I agree! What is your dream organization to work with or start? 

        I agree! What is your dream organization to work with or start? 

        • Kaushikee
          Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
          5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

          I’d love to work with Amnesty International. Their balance of political and social work has always fascinated with me. I’ve also been  coordinating a program that encourages political activism particularly in light of the current gun control debate. Do you think there are any political organizations that are more effective than others?

          I’d love to work with Amnesty International. Their balance of political and social work has always fascinated with me. I’ve also been  coordinating a program that encourages political activism particularly in light of the current gun control debate. Do you think there are any political organizations that are more effective than others?

          • Bethany Heinrich
            Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
            5mo ago New York, NY, United States

            Awesome. Have you looked at connecting with @DailyClout ? 

            Awesome. Have you looked at connecting with @DailyClout ? 

            • Kaushikee
              Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
              5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

              I’m just looking into her profile but she seems amazing and I’ll definitely try to get in touch. Thank you for introducing her; we seem to have similar ideals and her platform is really interesting.

              I’m just looking into her profile but she seems amazing and I’ll definitely try to get in touch. Thank you for introducing her; we seem to have similar ideals and her platform is really interesting.

  • Peggy Urry
    5mo ago

    I agree with Bethany that this is a fantastic goal and one I completely support. Unfortunately, I think, human nature will be your biggest obstacle. Keep working for good and lifting others. Many will see your example and follow. 

    I agree with Bethany that this is a fantastic goal and one I completely support. Unfortunately, I think, human nature will be your biggest obstacle. Keep working for good and lifting others. Many will see your example and follow. 

    • Kaushikee
      Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
      5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

      I really appreciate the sentiment. It’s great to see how much support there is on this community. I agree that human nature is a restriction is a limitation though. As much as I’d like to believe people are mostly good, there’s so much evidence to the contrary. Do you think that technology has facilitated more tolerance and expedited the process?

      I really appreciate the sentiment. It’s great to see how much support there is on this community. I agree that human nature is a restriction is a limitation though. As much as I’d like to believe people are mostly good, there’s so much evidence to the contrary. Do you think that technology has facilitated more tolerance and expedited the process?

      • Peggy Urry
        5mo ago

        Yes and no. I think technology has been really positive in broadening tolerance but I don't think it expedites progress toward social equality. I also think social media has been detrimental in being true to ourselves; what we generally see on social media is a skewed version of the truth. We only see someone else's best side, so (insert human nature) we compare our worst to everyone else's best. I believe people are mostly good. I just don't think that social equality is achievable but that doesn't mean we stop trying. :-) 

        Yes and no. I think technology has been really positive in broadening tolerance but I don't think it expedites progress toward social equality. I also think social media has been detrimental in being true to ourselves; what we generally see on social media is a skewed version of the truth. We only see someone else's best side, so (insert human nature) we compare our worst to everyone else's best. I believe people are mostly good. I just don't think that social equality is achievable but that doesn't mean we stop trying. :-) 

        • Kaushikee
          Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
          5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

          That's really insightful. I feel like we have a tendency to draw into our groups on technology as well. Ironic as it is, the technology that facilitates connections between strangers has made it so easy to surround yourself with people you agree with as well. I definitely agree with your points though; your perspective has definitely been eye-opening. I completely agree that we should keep aiming for the impossible too, as I mentioned to Bethany Heinrich, that seems to be the best way to achieve progress. Are there are any movements or organizations that you consider to be particularly effective in recent times?

          That's really insightful. I feel like we have a tendency to draw into our groups on technology as well. Ironic as it is, the technology that facilitates connections between strangers has made it so easy to surround yourself with people you agree with as well. I definitely agree with your points though; your perspective has definitely been eye-opening. I completely agree that we should keep aiming for the impossible too, as I mentioned to Bethany Heinrich, that seems to be the best way to achieve progress. Are there are any movements or organizations that you consider to be particularly effective in recent times?

          • Peggy Urry
            5mo ago

            You're very sweet! There aren't any movements or organizations that I feel are particularly effective currently/recently. I consider myself a conservative. Most org/movement/groups of late, in my opinion, are self-serving. I believe the foundation of great societies lies in the family. We learn our first social skills in that setting as well as our predjudices and our beliefs about ourselves and society. Strengthening the family will strengthen our communities and our nation. I think OnMogul is a great forum and I'm hoping to be more active here as well.

            You're very sweet! There aren't any movements or organizations that I feel are particularly effective currently/recently. I consider myself a conservative. Most org/movement/groups of late, in my opinion, are self-serving. I believe the foundation of great societies lies in the family. We learn our first social skills in that setting as well as our predjudices and our beliefs about ourselves and society. Strengthening the family will strengthen our communities and our nation. I think OnMogul is a great forum and I'm hoping to be more active here as well.

            • Kaushikee
              Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
              5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

              I completely understand that. Even with all the body positivity and diversity movements today, there appears to often be a merchandise or corporate benefit attached. That's why I've really grown to love platforms like Mogul because they capitalize on individuals and their own values. I completely agree that change has to start with yourself, close to home, and reevaluating your personal values as well. Thank you for all your insight, you've been incredibly responsive and really changed my perspective; it's much appreciated.  

              I completely understand that. Even with all the body positivity and diversity movements today, there appears to often be a merchandise or corporate benefit attached. That's why I've really grown to love platforms like Mogul because they capitalize on individuals and their own values. I completely agree that change has to start with yourself, close to home, and reevaluating your personal values as well. Thank you for all your insight, you've been incredibly responsive and really changed my perspective; it's much appreciated.  

              • Peggy Urry
                5mo ago

                Thank you for taking the time to have the conversation. You have a lot to contribute and I appreciate what I have learned and that you are willing to put yourself out there to explore the world (and let us be part of that).

                Thank you for taking the time to have the conversation. You have a lot to contribute and I appreciate what I have learned and that you are willing to put yourself out there to explore the world (and let us be part of that).

                • Kaushikee
                  Kaushikee Dublin High School Chapter President
                  5mo ago Dublin, CA, USA

                  That just made my day, thank you so much for that. I love that this platform has allowed me to connect with people I may not 100% agree with but have a lot to learn from. I truly am grateful for all the support and positive energy here. 

                  That just made my day, thank you so much for that. I love that this platform has allowed me to connect with people I may not 100% agree with but have a lot to learn from. I truly am grateful for all the support and positive energy here. 

  • Eric Enriquez
    Eric Enriquez Dublin High School Student
    5mo ago San Francisco, CA, USA

    I think it's definitely possible for the majority, but there's always going to be some outliers and those who just don't accept social equality. I am fairly confident it is going to be normalized and we're going to have a brighter future.

    I think it's definitely possible for the majority, but there's always going to be some outliers and those who just don't accept social equality. I am fairly confident it is going to be normalized and we're going to have a brighter future.


Kaushikee
Dublin High School Chapter President

I'm a sophomore at Dublin High and the co-president for DHS Mogul. On any given day you can find me stressing out over academics, pouring over a new novel, spending time with my friends and family, or powering through hours of my favorite television shows and movies. I love to make conversation, so [...]

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