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You Are The World

We spend so much time waiting for the world that sometimes we forget that there's a world out there waiting for us.

You Are The World

I am so tired of waiting.

We wait so much in our modern world. We wait for the next episode of our favorite TV show to come out. We wait for our tests to be graded. We wait in line to get ice cream. We wait for the perfect moment to talk to someone. We wait to apologize. We wait to forgive. We wait to look forward in our lives. We wait to look back. We wait for our lives to take off. We wait because we're anxious. We wait because we're scared. We wait because we're confused.

We wait because it's what we know how to do.

I'm tired of just living day by day and letting whatever comes come. I'm tired of accepting life for what it is. I'm tired of waiting to get the acceptance from others about what I want in my life. I'm tired of not being able to move forward.

We wait so much in our lives that a lot of us have forgotten what it means to be growing, changing, progressing, and living people. Life isn't made to be lived from a standstill.

From a young age we're taught that life happens at a certain pace and in a certain way and we're expected to follow it. But, maybe we were made to experience more than living in one town and knowing one type of person during our young adult lives. Maybe we were made to experience the world and all that it can offer us. To learn about different people and different cultures. To visit new places. To try to things. To meet new people. To learn about friendship. To find people we admire. To embrace and practice compassion and love. To find who we are through ways other than suffocating brick walls. To explore. To push ourselves. To be free. Maybe, we weren't just meant to learn purely book knowledge before our life is supposed to 'start'.

So, why can't we make life 'start' right now? Why can't we show the world that we want more? Why can't we show the world that we are more?

It takes effort. But anything that's worth your time does. There are ways out there to have the life you want, now. And there's nothing wrong with wanting to change. Change is a sign of growth and positive growth is one of the most important aspects you can focus on during your entire life.

I desperately want to experience what the world holds. I want to visit everywhere I can. Learn everything I can. I want to impact the world, change it even. I want to be a moving, breathing part of this world we live in. And my age shouldn't hold me back from that.

I don't have as much experience. I'm younger. Sometimes I say the wrong thing. And, I'll probably make more mistakes. But that, in no way, should disqualify me from being awake in our modern society.

And guess what, we will grow up sooner or later. We will take your places. We will work your jobs. Someone new is going to be president someday. And personally, I'd prefer to have the new generation already have an idea of what's going on before they're thrust into the sunlight, expected to know how to mold the world into the place it should be.

So, I'm fighting for my spot in the world right now. I'm fighting to grow and learn and make mistakes. And I deeply encourage you too as well. It doesn't have to be radical. Just pay attention to the world around you. Get involved. Ask questions. Answer questions. You aren't just going to be the world. You are the world. And you have just as much right to it as anyone.

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