When you're born in an encouraging household
The world is seen through different eyes
You don't have to struggle for love or validation
Sure your family is not "perfect"
But they raised you to believe in yourself
To aim high and worry not about falling
But when you see others fighting with themselves
Just to have one ounce of confidence
Aiming low because they "know" they can't do any better
Because their parents never told them they could
Because their friends don't encourage them
Because they don't believe they can
You realize that this discrepancy
This small difference in outlook
This is what causes injustice
This causes the sadness, the apathy
The desperation that begets violence
And you realize that if one thing could be changed
One thing that would alter the world
In oh so many positive ways
It would be the difference
Between being taught that you "can"
And being taught that you "can't"