In a time in society where disagreement of opinions is at an all-time high, it’s important to be the change you want to see. Many times we ask each other to hear and to be different without first looking within to see what we could do better. While I continue to applaud those who stand for what they believe in, it is important for everyone to dig below the surface. Change starts on the inside and moves outwards.
Too many times do we see something wrong and ask the problem to be different. The world does not work like that. It is wonderful to fight for rights by protesting and attending rallies, but what happens after that? Where does the fight continue from there? Change happens when you continue the journey after the fact.
Change Starts with Acceptance
When we learn to put our guard down and see the error in our ways we begin to change. It starts with accepting that you may have done something wrong or knowing you had a faulty understanding. Being okay with the faults that you have and accepting that people are different begins a new narrative. But, you personally have to come to acceptance, that is not something you can force upon others.
Change Starts with Listening
We have to hear what each other is saying, even if it sounds dead wrong! There are many times when I have heard some ignorant stuff, but heard it and agreed to disagree. People want to be heard. Listening and empathy go a long way. When someone hears another person, the facilitate a connection which eases hostility. Everyone makes healthier choices when they are less hostile.
Change Starts with Action
You have to do your part in making change happen. Which means, you should be voting at every chance you get. You should be researching politicians and learning about the brands you endorse. There are many ways you can make change happen and they do not have to be extravagant. You could completely start recycling or walking more. Taking action is as simple gently calling out friends who say inappropriate things about other cultures. Change starts with you taking action and leading by example.
If you want to see changes you first have to make the changes yourself. It doesn’t even have to be world changes it could start with your life. Its simple you want better finances, you don’t tell you bank account to be better, you have to make better financial choices. If you want to lose weight, you can’t wish the pounds off, you have to make diet and exercise changes. If you want happiness, you do the work towards happiness! YOU HAVE TO BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE.
It’s just that simple. Don’t make it complex! Go out there, make changes, and be the person you want to be. Don’t expect anyone to do it for you! So, today what changes are you going to make? Share in the comments below.
Until Next time dwellers!