Okay, So I know the picture doesn’t work with the title, but just hear me out.
These days, we are constantly faced with global problems and apparently there is no answer.
A least no answer that is spoken.
The answer is hidden within every voice that goes unheard.
We hear of all those inspirational stories on how a child is able to shed a new light to the problem.
With the littlest of questions they are abe to bring a new perspective and bring us that much closer to the answer. Maybe the answer is right in front of us. Maybe the answer is simple, and we are just reading too much into things. Who knows?
But listening to the simplist of ideas, the smallest of voices, could have a huge impact. What’s the harm right?
All the problems that have threatened the earth as we know it, the ones we have been warned about time and time again could be solved if we just listened.
Now, I’m not saying that we are to rely all of our research on children.
That’s not what I am saying at all.
But maybe, just listen to the voice of the environmentalist has been drowned out because the issues has been shoved down peoples throats so much that noone even wants to hear what they have to say anymore.
There are more soft spoken people because when they do express their views, the are immediatly shut down and there are even more views are still in the minds of those who don’t speak at all.
Don’t get me wrong. I know we can’t listen to all views and ideas but it just seems like we could be doing more.
And I’m not just talking about environmental issues. It’s the problems we, as a whole, are faced with everyday. Some even in schools.
Problems with the education at schools? Why is it so weird to think that they can ask us, the children? We spend just as much time in those schools as the teachers do. But not to worry, it’s not like we’re the ones who are trying to achieve our goals and be the best we can be but are failing because of the education system, right? Please note the sarcasm
As an infant I was taught to keep an open mind. To listen to all ideas. And to even voice my own when the time arises and I’m sure everyone was taught the same respect. We all grew up being taught these life lessons but once grown, all we can see is how hypercritical that was.
The lessons we have been taught have no meaning anymore. The very same people who taught them to us go back on their words and controdict themselves and we, as young adults, become confused of what to think anymore.
They say we have freedom of speech, but what good is it if noone is listening.
The world isn’t blind, the world is deaf.
Heres a little follow up on my nesting blog.
Since writing that blog I have taken some initiative.
Job search was successful and I start on Saturday (: So m theory is once I get all my shifts I can work out my study schedule and then be able to work out at what times I can volunteer.
As for the relationships, I’m starting to make changes there too.
See if you can spot any next time I’m with you ;)
Sounds like a lot on my plate, I know. But I want to shock people. The people that might not necessarily think that I can do it.
Me being one of them.
I just want to be able to prove that I can do things when I put my mind to them.
The other day, I found myself having a very inspirational conversation with an unlikely sort to be having a discussion like that with.
She gave me a really good insight and a new perspective on everything.
There is a terribly long back story to it, so I’ll spare you the painfully boring details.
Basically, I had an epiphony on my lifestyle. I have found that it can all be traced back to my laziness. I’m comfortable with my life. The key word in this is comfortable. Comfortable in only having things that comes my way without any effort. What ever happens, happens.
This conversation gave me a new outlook and I am determined to do something about it.
Hopefully I stick to this one.
I want better exam marks but I don’t study.
I want to build stronger relationships but I don’t take the measures that are required.
I want to put myself out there musically more but I don’t practice nearly as much as I should.
I want to earn my own money so I don’t have to always rely on my parents for it but I have grown content and don’t feel the need to change it.
And like most people… I want to change the world but am not committed to put in the efforts to make a difference.
I’m content in always living my day to day life the same. Never changing it because I see no reason to but what I have found is that it is now lacking depth, excitement, substance.
Well, not anymore.
I want change… and I have finally come to my realisation.
It may seem simple but for MY change.. I need to make it happen. I can’t rely on anyone else. This is my personal thought.
So tumblr, my pledge begins here.
- I will stick to a study schedule for my HSC year.
- I will find a balance between time with the family and time with friends.
- I will practice my accompinment. Build a repeture, which eventually, will lead to more performances. New experiences.
- I will get a job and slowly break away from those habits of “mooching”
- I will do my part. Not sure what that means at the moment. But it will be something I’m passionate about.
I’m thinking volunteer work at an animal shelter or something. It may seem small to most of you, and it may not be “changing the world” but at least it’s a start, right?
I’m determined to make this stick.
Time to step out of that comfort zone.
Wish me luck.
I’ll keep you posted if this actually works.
So, if you actually care.. keep an eye out (: