"We gotta make a change
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we live
And let's change the way we treat each other."
Some songs are good, others are timeless. Tupac’s Changes is definitely a JAM. It speaks to global change for equality, but emphasizes that change begins within ourselves. Small positive changes in the way we carry ourselves can have a massive impact on the world. We don’t change as people overnight, but tiny changes can lead to a revolution.
Take a look around you. Discover what you think needs to be changed, and how you can initiate it. Your positive changes will inspire others to do the same.
Just because something is routine, doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. Many people pass by the homeless absentmindedly- stop and think about how you can help them. Whether it's a dollar, a hot coffee (they love it), or even a smile, every act of kindness can make a huge change. One day, you bringing a homeless person some Dunkin' Donuts won't warrant suspicion from strangers.
Don't Swim with the Tide
The best way to initiate change is to challenge the norm. We should all strive to be thought leaders and question the system. If you can't challenge the system, create a new one. Going with the flow will only take us to one person's destination.
Plant the Seeds
In most cases, planned change doesn't happen overnight. The best way to reach a goal is to plant the seeds early. For example, if you want to change your eating habits, start by drinking lemon water. Every small effort leads to an even bigger result.
Tupac's Changes has really inspired me to take a look around, question the norm, and take small strides for a better world. Also, props to Jaden Smith for modeling in Louis Vuitton's womenswear (more androgynous) campaign. Jaden is inspiring change in the fashion industry, and motivating people to shamelessly pursue their style.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi
Have a great weekend, friends!
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