Who is an agent of change?
Who has the ability to change themselves, change their household, change their neighborhood, change their community…or even…change the world?
A young lawyer, from a long line of lawyers, once changed himself and thereby changed the future of India forever. This young lawyers name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
young clerk for the patent office who hated working, going to school, and being a responsible adult decided to often get lost in his thoughts. As he walked along the park, deep in thought, he came upon an idea that changed our view of the world forever. This young man’s name was Albert Einstein.
A young woman ran up and down her father’s field pointing at the “flying machines”. She decided that her role in the world was more than an accessory to a husband, instead she reinvented what her gender thought was possible for them. The young girl was Amelia Earhart.
A young man decided to backpack through Europe. He got deathly ill and was taken in by a nice young couple. They nursed him back to health and he continued on his way. He told the story of the kindness of this couple in the forgotten fields of Europe to everyone he knew, and when he reached 90 years old he told it to a radio show that was highlighting the kindness that people had experienced. The names of the couple and the man have been lost to time, but that kindness endures!
Known to the world or known to just one person, we can all be agents of change. We are the people who will change the world – it is our destiny.
So, who is an agent of change?
We stand at this moment in time and history, we will never be here again. No matter what, time will march on and this moment will be left to history just as all of the past. Change is the only constant in the world, therefore no matter what happens or what you do…you will change the world in some way.
The true question is: How will you change it?
Will the change you bring about merely be more of the same we have come to expect from human-kind, a life of sedate existence not wanting to rock the boat and sitting safely in your cube waiting for the “better life” to come your way?
Will the change you bring about create a better life, a better existence, and a better world for all people? Will the change you bring about be remembered for 80 years or more?
To quote the young lawyer, Be the change you want to see in the world!