Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Be Your Change in the World

To my Creativities, 

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
-   Clarence Darrow

I don't examine this quote scientifically but as a standalone sentence I see its value and believe it to be true. If you don't learn to grow and change, you get left behind. If you're alive and reading this, congrats! You've learned to change and adapt. As a child I was super shy, I was always the one running away to hide behind my parents when I first met someone new. I wouldn't even look them straight in the eye. I would never raise my hand in school even though I knew the answer. This went all the way up to high school. I think it was when I went to college where I learned to speak up. I'm still quiet and shy but I've learned to speak my mind and give my opinion.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
-   Leo Tolstoy

Since I was young I remember people saying they want to change the world. Politicians, doctors, and everyday citizens like you and me. However, in order to change the world, you have to change yourself first. Find your flaws and try to fix them. Embrace and enhance your strengths. These are continuous because you are always growing and changing. Use your unique strengths to influence others. I don't mean throw everything to a person about what they should or should not do. Just little by little positively influence the people you meet. Each person you come in contact with affects you and you influence that person. It depends on your reaction on how it'll affect you and your future.