Being Is Not Enough
8.2.12 at 18:45.
It’s not enough to ‘be the change that you want to see in the world.
You sitting alone in your room, strongly believing in free love, youth empowerment, better education, unity, and social reform will not change the world. There is no news crew in your bedroom at all times, to record your actions and manifestos. There is no hidden microphone under your bed that is recording your uplifting and influential poetry and music. Nobody is going to knock on your door and ask you what you think about the current state of our political system. Believe me when I say that it will not happen that way.
You have to take the change you feel in your heart and introduce it to the world you live in. That’s how change works, someone has to be the catalyst, someone has to start the fire. It is only after the flame is lit, that others will recognize the change they have felt building within them. It is when like-minded individuals rally behind an idea that movement is achieved.
There is nothing you can do alone, closed off from the world.
In this age where the digital universe's reach is consistently expanding, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t reach out and be heard.
If you are a photographer who believes that the black woman is the most beautiful woman in the world, why keep your photos to yourself, you can't redefine the societal understanding of beauty without showing the world all the faces of beautiful.
If you are an activist who believes that youth has lost its way, and you create art to persuade them to a new path…what good is it doing them, hidden away in a canvas pad you keep in your drawer. How will they ever know that they can be more than what society tells them that they are.
Yes, the change begins within yourself but that it is not where it should end..it should never end. Nobody can change the world by themselves,i f the cause is greater than yourself, than why contradict it, by keeping it to yourself. Your reach defines your influence, allow your dream to ascend.
No,I do not believe that being is enough.
Until next time,