Be the Change

I don’t look at the news much because here lately it’s been depressing. I get a lot of my news from Facebook since that’s becoming the new way of finding out what’s going on in the world. I was going through my news feed and last week a student went into a Florida high school and shot and killed multiple people. Another thing in the news is Black Panther a marvel movie also premiered. While looking at my news feed I seen confrontational posts, negative feed from the stuff in the media and on top of all that some arguing back and forth. There was so much opposition. Everyone wants to talk but no one is willing to listen. I closed the Facebook application in disgust.

How are we going to move forward in a world where no one believes they need to change? No one wants to listen to each other because of course everyone thinks they are right. I find myself just listening to people because no one wants to hear the truth or your side. Everyone wants you to agree with them or if you don’t you’re against them. I decided a long time of go that I wanted to make a difference in women and young girls lives but I knew that I couldn’t be so one minded when helping others. I had to understand them and even if I didn’t understand why they did what they did, I still had to help them.

Everyone experience life differently and when we become so closed minded and only see life through our own lens then we will never understand each other. I had to change myself from the way I thought, to the way I reacted, to the way I spoke, before I could help someone. I had to be the attraction I wanted to attract. If I wanted to inspire people I had to be inspiring. It doesn’t matter how many people I will try to reach or come in contact with, I can’t help anyone if I can’t change myself for the better. So remember as you go about your day be the change you want to see in the world. It only takes one person to make a difference in this world and it starts with us deciding to make that change.

“Every single person has the power to change the world and help people.” -Laura Marano

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