In my 2 years that I’ve spent studying at college, I have surprisingly taken more out of my college experience than I ever imagined I would. One of best advice pieces I have ever been given was by one of my teachers who once told me, “be the change you want to see.” Even though this piece of advice was originally given regarding my views on how strict religion can be, I also interpreted it in other ways. I slowly began to realise that change can originally come from one person.
If you have read my other blog posts, you have probably realised that a lot of my posts are centered around positivity and making a positive change in this world. I am a strong believer that in a world full of negative energy, you can create positive vibes and change the world for a better. I’m sure some of you may view this as a cliche. But I am also a strong believer in breaking stigmas, breaking social norms and essentially being that change.
So how can change be created? I am not talking large scale change, rather change being promoted. For example, promoting self love and telling people how genuinely beautiful they are one person at a time. In fact, I even wrote a whole blog post on self love here if you’re interested. Similarly, I also believe in constantly making a change within myself. In accepting that I make mistakes, and then constantly working on mistakes and bettering myself. After all, change can always be a good thing.
And then there’s my own self opening up my eyes to the world and everything that exists around me. It’s no secret that this world holds a lot of flaws, and a lot of flaws that need to be addressed, but people are either too scared to admit that, or too worried to act on the change. I find a big flaw in this world being the lack of love and compassion people have for each other. We live in a world with constant violence, hate and jealousy and it’s time one person at a time acted on these flaws and changed even one part of their own life for the better. It may seem like such an idealistic view, but it’s not impossible for us to change this world one person at a time. Analyse your life and think about how you could change things for the better- whether it’s complimenting someone you’ve never talked to before, giving extra to charity, or simply reminding people how much they mean to you… be the change you want to see.
I suppose, making a change is part of the reason I created this blog. Besides creating it to express my own thoughts and feelings, I created it to try to spread positive energy and make a change regarding people’s perceptions of this world. Whether it’s trying to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues, or simply promoting the idea that showing even a bit of love and compassion can go a long way, I believe that this world can change for the better one person at a time.
Need advice on anything? Whether it’s needing some motivation, relationship advice, or just advice in general; feel free to inbox me on Tumblr! I am so excited to start dedicating one day a week on my blog to start responding to your questions on needing advice- and spread a bit of love and positivity! (Please note: You will remain completely anonymous).
Love and happiness always,
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