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Nothing Worth Having Ever Comes Easily

Be The Change You Wish To See In This World

“They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” - Dr. Seuss

          Sometimes I find myself frustrated with the world I live in. There are so many people in it that want change, but so few willing to take action. As I stated in my last post, so many worry about the thoughts and opinions of the wrong people. More than just a few are influenced by outside opinions that don’t even matter. It’s almost like people are okay with pointing out the flaws in this world, but just want to be a follower when it comes to instilling real change. Maybe people are too afraid to take the first step, because those who do things out of the ordinary are often met with so much negativity. But someone has to be first. Someone has to feel the urgency for change in this world. Each day there is another person being beaten by those sworn to protect us, there is another mass shooting and slaying of innocent lives, or random acts of terrorism. It’s not enough to hop on twitter and post, re-tweet, and favorite. We have to get out and take real action.

            If you think of the number of people in the United States, if all of us did one thing to positively impact someone else or the world around us every day there would be so much change just off of those single acts. Now picture if the whole world took that challenge. “Nothing worth having ever comes easily.” If we want positive change we have to work hard at it. Talking about it without action isn’t going to change anything. We need to teach our children and our peers the importance of doing good while we can. Make an impact while you have the chance. If we continue with the mindset that the job of inflicting real change lies on someone else’s shoulders we will never progress. Make it a point to start helping in your own community. We have to start small and close to home and continue this long term.

            There are so many causes and good ideas that people have had that had so much momentum at the beginning and just lacked the fuel needed to keep them going. We have to be more accepting of other’s ideas. Just because it's different doesn’t mean it’s useless. We have to light a fire behind these ideas, and never let that flame die. Change is hard and has to be long term to be effective. Each person has to do his or her part. We have to do something with our lives that doesn’t always revolve around money, fame, or popularity. We have to find a passion, a cause, and something that’s going to improve quality of life for everyone. Wanting change, but being too selfish to take action won’t lead us to a better world. Be willing to stand up for what you believe in. Be active in providing positive change. Be a role model for others with your own actions. Be selfless, and most of all, Be You.

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