Every passing year, every month, week, day, hour, minute, second, or millisecond, even the smallest possible measurement of the manmade construct of time contains change.
Whether it is the angle of a flicker of a candle or the short breeze around us deciding to die down, increase to a blinding gust, or remain the simple calm breeze. Everything is constantly changing. Every moment, every second, people change. Whether it is a thought, their physical location, or which key you type on a keyboard and when. Every living entity changes.
Since around the time this global pandemic began, people have been trying to find ways to adapt, to adjust, to change. We had to learn to change how we associate with others, how to cope with things, where we can eat and when, health protocols, business, education, and how we think about certain things.
For years, people have been trying to figure out the problems within our society. Some that they can see blatant as the light of day. Some we may witness daily.
We see how we misrepresent or mistreat each other, but still, we do this. What is the point of mistreating one another, or falsifying our own identities? There isn’t a good reason. Is it to cause more harm? Is it to divide us against each other? To show the world that as a country, meant to be supported as one house undivided against itself, to stand the tests of time, that we are, in fact, a house divided into many great pieces, unable to support ourselves? Change. This we must all change for the better of all of us, for all our future, our children’s future, and so forth.
America was founded as a population of many different groups from all over the world, since before the days of Ellis Island. The statue in front of which, Lady Liberty, standing for opportunity, liberty, and equality. This is what the American dream once was. This is what should become reality, and no longer just a dream, viewed by many as a broken promise. Make this a reality for everyone, and not just for a certain few.
People ask, “did you change?” or “how should we change?” They say that “change is necessary,” or “we need to change.”
Yes, change is needed. Instead of simply asking, “how should we change?” ask, “what will we change for a better tomorrow? Better yet, ask, “How can I change?” So, for this, I only have one question remaining for you, for it is not a question to if you have changed, for we are all changing, every passing year, every month, week, day, hour, minute, second, or millisecond, even the smallest possible measurement of the manmade construct of time contains change. It is just a matter of how we have changed.
So, how have you changed?
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