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Want to Change the World? Okay, do it.

April 5, 2009

I want to change the world.

Do you?

We often think of ourselves as so insignificant in this world that we cannot possibly make a difference all on our own. It is the reason for our inaction. We see injustices or things we want to change all over the world, and even right here at home, but we don’t think that our minuscule efforts will actually affect anything.

So what do we do? We close our eyes. If we were to see, and not act, that makes us worse than just not seeing altogether.

Here’s a challenge for you. Open them. After that, do something.

Here’s a list of people who single-handedly changed the world:

  • Jesus Christ
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Mother Teresa
  • Gandhi
  • Bill Gates
  • Martin Luther (the original)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michael Jordan
  • Henry Ford
  • Adolf Hitler (obviously terrible, but he changed the world)

We think we cannot possibly achieve what these people did. We think that they somehow had/have something that we do not. Charisma? Money? Superior Intelligence?

That is a lie.

What they have that separates us is passion. They changed the world with zeal for their cause. They made sacrifices because they could not stand to see and not act. They wanted to make a difference. That was it.

Do you want to change the world?

Do not be discouraged.

Open your eyes, look around, and do it.

Think about it.

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