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What is the world as we know it? Is it a bunch of hipsters sitting at a Starbucks scrolling through their Twitter feed searching for the latest Kardashian gossip? Is it a bunch of Generation Z adolescence being consumed in their electronics, social media, the newest video game release or newest Jordan shoe, and being exposed to so much in an ever-changing, judgmental world? Is it the President trying to build a wall to keep out an entire country? Is it aliens? God? These are all questions that deserve good answers, and the answer K believe is YOU. It's hard to know who you want to be in a world that is heavily judged and stigmatized. The world is what you make it, and being dealt the cards that you have been, to either deal with it and live with it or have anger for something you cannot control. YOU are the world. YOU are the future. YOU are the Earth. Literally and figuratively. The Earth is forever changing, and so are we as a species, humans, and inhabitants of this Earth. Much like the Earth, we are all connected; we all have the same want: To live. To be fully alive and so aware of yourself and your surroundings. Most parts of the Earth have four seasons: Winter, spring, summer and fall. Like the seasons and the Earth, you are always changing. That's just how it is. That's how it's always been. So why change now? That's how its always been, they'll tell you, but DON'T. Don't let them tell you that. Author, feminist, and social justice activist L.R. Knost once said:
"Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world, all things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world awaits in darkness for the light that is you."
It is okay if you make mistakes, it is okay if you act on natural instinct, and it is okay to do what you may think is right. It is okay to leave that bad relationship, and it's most importantly okay to put yourself first. You are always a work in progress. You will feel 50,000 emotions and go through heartbreak, childbirth, job, schools, hard decisions, and phases throughout most of your life before you find a way to be comfortable with yourself completely. There is nothing wrong with that. I don't know why the millennial generation feels the need to rush to do everything. Always in a rush to be like everybody else and have what everybody else has: A trend? It's like being under 25 and not having things for yourself is a sin. By the time you'e 18, they expect you to have your own place, car, job, and be in school to continue to be successful in the world. By the time you're 22, you should know what you want to do with your life, you shouldn't be living at home with your parents, what are you gonna do about school... blah blah. Always so quick to judge. Never quick to realize that the harsh reality of the world is no joke, and it is hard to adapt to an ever-changing world. That's why it's okay to know that your are a work in progress, and it is okay to take your time. You march to the beat of your own drum. There is no race to beat, there is no time to beat. Heal your soul when it is time and be your own person to the very end. Because at the end of the day, we are all the same person with the same fate. That is a work in progress.