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Some speak change; they do not change.

Some want change; they do not change.

Some need change; they do not change.

Some speak, want, and need change; they do change.

You can do all the speaking, wanting, and needing you want, but if you do not act, there will not be change.

Have a happy summer. πŸ™‚

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Do You Ever Miss Yourself?

Last week for some reason this line from the movie 300 got stuck in my head. “This is Sparta!”Β  If you know the events leading up to that line then you would remember that they, well King Leonidas, had to make a choice for his people.

And then while reading a blog last week, I came across this quote. “It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you’re not.” Unknown

What do these two things have in common? Knowing who you are, but I want to write about knowing who you were.

There are some, for whatever reason, that have moved away from the persons that they created themselves to be. People true to themselves. People who knew what they stood for. People who based their actions on their beliefs. People who did not run with the crowd or tried to fit in. They have changed and they are not liking it.

Are you comfortable with who you are?

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to achieve.” William Jennings Bryan πŸ™‚

Are You Adaptable?

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own and let it grow. Be like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” Bruce Lee

Change is constant. It may not happen right away. Probably it will take a few days, months, or years. Other times it can take place in a blink of an eye.Β  Sometimes it is good, other times, not so good.

What do you do with it when it comes? Fight it? Demand that it does not happen because you are not ready? Or do you adapt, ready or not?

Okonkwo said no

How do you deal with change? What are your emotions and reactions when it happens? For Okonkwo, it was something that he did not want. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, depicts that central character from an African tribe revolting against the change that was brought upon his people.

He believed in his traditions. He believed that things should have remained the same. He was strong, stubborn, bad-tempered, a wife-beater, a man amongst man, fierce and yes, fearful. Would you not be if some people from the outside came to you and said, “This is the way that it’s gonna be now.”

“Okonkwo remembered that tragic year with a old shiver throughout the rest of his life. It always surprised him when he thought of it later that he did not sink under the load of despair. He knew he was a fierce fighter, but that year had been enough to break the heart of a lion.” [That year was a bad farming time.]

“Since I survived that year,” he always said, “I shall survive anything.” He put it down to his inflexible will.

But he did not survive anything; he could not survive change. He killed himself. Change, is it good or bad or, does it depend onΒ  . . .

Presently reading The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Have a moon morning and a starry night. πŸ˜†

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚

The Alternative

When we protest against something, is it based on emotions or legitimize facts? And in our protest(s), are there any viable, sensible solutions or alternatives to, if not fixing the problem(s), to at least making things better and not worse?

How much do our emotions play in trying to create change?

The last is the first

Like in a blink of an eye, three-hundred plus days have gone by; well not quite, there are still two days to go. But as that new year approaches, as the first day of the first month nears, there are some people around the world with their list of resolution(s). They are ready to put the last day of this year in the rearview mirror and begin anew.

But why should they wait to make changes in their lives; why should any of us wait to do things that we have been putting off? A new year does not signify change or that things will be different; what it signifies should be up to you; it should be personal. But do not wait for numbers on a calendar to change to think about it or to act.

So what is your newness that you can begin now?