I heard someone pose a question to a celebrity, asking how they as an individual, who didn’t have any clout or resources, could help change the world. As a person who was not a celebrity or rich, this kid wondered how he could help add to the good of everyone else. Although you do not have the resources or reach of those in the media, you can affect change simply by being yourself. Yes, you can volunteer and donate if you can and those things are crucial, but what is more crucial is you and how you act. Believe in who you are and live your truest life. That means holding dear to your ideals and morals. Not someone else’s morals, but simply your own. Own who you are and do not be afraid of what comes your way.
When you respect yourself and those around you, always abiding by you own edicts, you teach others that it is possible to be a great human being. When you know who you are and your role in your community, that is a powerful thing and others can sense that. It manifests itself in everything that you do. When those around you see that, they can be encouraged to the same and they in turn, can influence those around them. You then create a ripple effect that reaches out infinitely, just by being yourself. The change in this world does not usually happen through great, monumental shifts. Usually, they happen in tiny whispers that barely anyone notices until the world we know is completely different. Those whispers are contingent on being true to yourself and holding yourself to your own rules. That is the test of a great person: someone who can do as they say. If no one notices, you have lived your life as you wanted. If one person noticed, they can see the possibility of doing it as well.