Courage to Change

There has been a staggering increase in societies view that….

A single person cannot change the world.

However, we fail to recognize that our world isn’t comprised of one solitary individual. Everything in Earth is intertwined. Our lives constantly weave in and out in an ever moving current with one another. So, while the saying is true that; a single person cannot change the world. It is also true, that the world is not a single person.

Therefore, with this in mind, it IS feasible for a one person to make a difference, because there is no such thing as a sole human being.  Your actions have the power to directly influence others around you. Take for instance, a wave, every component of the ocean exists in that isolated movement.  So even though a wave is apart of something larger, in that moment, the wave IS the entire ocean.


The same is true for society; in each person exists humanity – in all of its entirety.

We have the ability to change.

Have you ever wondered why we are unique? Why we are capable of understanding how others feel? Take for example, when someone says, “I am hungry.” Although you are not them, you recognize exactly what they mean. The same is also said if a person declares that they are lonely, you can identify with them, because you know what lonely feels like. Even though we are separate entities, we are capable of sharing the same feelings.

Have you ever shared the same “wavelength” with someone? Isn’t it interesting that it’s called a “wavelength?”  If we were not connected, how would it be possible for us to have a rapport with our peers?

We have the potential to change. 

 Don’t follow the crowd. You were created to be specific… to stand out. Be your own person. Don’t let anyone tell YOU who YOU are. We are capable of anything we set our minds to.

Every action, no matter its capacity, has the opportunity to make an impact. You have the ability to create positive ripples in our society. Change starts with one person; but gets carried on by many.


Find the joys in life that make you happy and share them with someone. There is a very high probability that others will discover a bona fide happiness as well. The relationships we share with one another are extremely important; for it is in them that we find unity. It is in unity that a single person can make a difference.

One of the most indispensable lesson the Pacific Crest Trail re-taught me was that todays strangers are tomorrow’s family.


I love you for your uniqueness. I love you, for you.

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