change. Defined to become different, to be altered or modified. Defined to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc. of something different from what is. Change is something valued.
Have you ever taken a moment to redefine your goals and dreams? To redefine your wants vs. needs? To redefine the purpose of the significant individuals you have in your life? A moment to look at the indifferent? A moment to look at the change that came about throughout your overall being?
From time to time, I take a moment to think and reevaluate... My dreams, my goals, my ambitions. During those moments, I've come to realize how much I've changed as an individual. How much my opinion towards specific people and the opinions I had towards specific situations. There are two forms of feelings when it comes to change, good change or bad change. That, however, really comes from the individual themselves. I strongly believe that each and everyone of us change over a specific time. Whether it be a result from an event or feelings from people. Change is something that transpires.
Are your values and opinions consistent despite what society has defined to be normal? What your religion has defined to be "accepted". What your family has enriched to become accustomed to? To answer my own question, no. My values and opinions have changed over the course of life experiences. I learned to value how different we are. I learned to value the different beliefs and feelings other people have that differ to mine. I learned to love all, respect all, and to value all. I learned to value the different opinions that differ from mine and to try and understand them. I've learned to accept individuals as they are after learning who they are. God made us different for a reason and despite the difference, he still loves us.
I've changed in ways that allowed me to become a stronger individual; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Someone a lot wiser. Someone more understanding and accepting. But I don't think that's where life stops of improving yourself. Change comes within and everyday we're changing. We see things differently. Everyday, every minute. Whether it be the same situation at a different time, our thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc., it all changes. Whether it be big or small, something in this world changes us in ways we don't realize. It's the matter of learning to see the good vs. the bad and allowing the positives outweigh the negatives. Be happy, be blessed. Seek change, seek adventure. Change is something valued.
"c h a n g e i s i n e v i t a b l e. c h a n g e i s c o n s t a n t" - Benjamin Disraeli
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