All Men Created Equal

Reblogger Crystal Pina
Real Estate Agent with 774.289.5521

I just finished filling out the application for citizenship for my husband and this is the first post I saw when coming here. How appropriate.

I definately see inequality but not nearly as much as years ago. I get so mad when people are so obviously ignorant, but then I remind myself that they were ignorant before I was there and they'll be ignorant long after I'm gone. MLKs dream is happening in our lifetime whether they like it or not.

Congratulations, Loreena, on your citizenship!

Original content by Loreena and Michael Yeo #9001154

Martin Luther King Jr. wished that "someday all men would be created equal" in his famous "I have a dream" speech.

Being an American for one year now, this "theme" resonates highly to me.

But the story goes, that long before I became an American, 95% of people around me gave me EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. Only in America. The 5%? There will always be the 5% so why let the trees obstruct your view of the forest?

I came to America as a young college student, seeking for tertiary education that my very own country couldn't give me because of my minority status. I found EQUAL OPPORTUNITY in America.

I studied Civil Engineering, worked my behind off and received good grades. Another EQUAL OPPORTUNITY to the grading system in America.

When I graduated from college in 1998, I received 4 job offers to choose from. All with different packages, with different opportunities. An EQUAL OPPORTUNITY in the workplace.

I selected a small, family-owned business where I had to learn to do everything. My boss took a chance on me and told me, I'm the first college kid he ever hired. Most definitely an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for me.

While I worked as a structural engineer, I managed to find another part-time job tutoring an 8th grade kid. I worked hard and my young professional adult life was good. Most definitely a positive attitude to EQUAL OPPORTUNITY in this country for those who are willing to work hard. In some countries today, you are determined by a very young age if you would be a farmer, a policeman or an Olympian.

Now, as a Realtor(R), my clients select me not because of my skin color, my race or my background. They selected me because they think I can give them the best value. An EQUAL OPPORTUNITY in my business.


While I hear complaints and criticism about EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES in the media, I can only smile. I don't believe it. I believe a good life is created when we strive to be our best daily. And even if economic conditions may be depressing where you live, this EQUAL OPPORTUNISTIC country allows you to move around freely to find happiness and freedom.

Have I ever felt I've been treated unfairly? Sure. One time when someone was screaming at me - You Japanese!!! Get out. It scared the C**P out of me. How ignorant - I'm not even Japanese...

We'd always will have some inequality. The human nature and system are such that it's never perfect. But here in America, it's as perfect as it can be.

Have a great Martin Luther King Jr. day while you thank the heavens what a wonderful world we live in....


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Tim Peterson
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Thanks for the great speech Crystal

My wife is here from the philippines and we have been married 6 months waiting on our Green Card interview  good luck



Jan 17, 2011 09:07 PM #1
Loreena and Michael Yeo
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Thank you so much for re-blogging!!! What an honor especially coming from you.

Jan 17, 2011 09:46 PM #2
Crystal Pina
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Loreena wrote it, Tim. You're welcome, Loreena. I always read your blogs. It was a great post. And timely since I had just finished filling out the application for my husband's citizenship. We put it in the mail today. Now he just has to study for the test, lol. 

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