When I was young I used to admire people that stood their ground and fought for their beliefs, I wanted to be like them. I couldn’t care less about real life barbie dolls, stunning bodies or photoshopped looks, and celebrities that are known for the fact that once upon a time, they starred in a sex tape or just happen to have a gazillion of dollars in their account – that kind of makes me wonder about what the hell is wrong with people. Is shallowness what we worship? Are peers really admiring other folks for their nothingness?
Some things never change, and as I grow older, I admire kind people – who stand their ground and fight for their beliefs, who fight for what is worth and what is right. Not the ‘kindly polite’ type of kind, or those who follow the ‘smile to a stranger’ daily motto, or self proclaimed ‘ecologists’ because they separate waste for recycling… that is alright, but I admire those who are truly kind and lead a kind life. Those who are truly inspirational. If you only have a single chance in this earth, why not go for the gold? Your life is your time to shine, to leave a mark on someone else’s life and on this planet. Go big or go home.
You have to break some walls if you’re aiming for a self revolution towards a kinder way of living. You cannot have a positive self concept and self image if your basic experience of yourself and what you’re doing is not positive. I’m sorry but you’re not a kind person if you happen to ‘love animals’ but also happen to eat them and support the murder of millions innocent lives. Sharing a picture of a dying child on Facebook doesn’t make you kind either. If you aim to be truly kind, you have to question everything, everything you do, everything you buy, everything you are directly or indirectly supporting. Be proactive and analyze your way of living. Realize you will eventually have to change some things, or possibly maybe a whole lot.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. quote should give you the strength to embrace a kinder way of life: “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it polite?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells him or her that it is right.”
So go ahead and let you inner glow shine through all your pores!
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