Late last night, Instagram user @loving_vibrations commented on my post and asked: “If you could change anything in the world right now, what would it be?”
The question hung in my mind for a moment, as I thought to myself, “What would I change?” I love the question because it challenges me to form a single conclusion to a very broad and difficult topic. A lot of ideas popped into my mind, but a lot of them varied and differed. However, one thing that was a common occurrence throughout all the issues that I thought of was the disappointment I have when people make fun of others for doing what they believe in.
In my personal opinion, I believe everyone is too inclined to do what is considered “cool”, “the thing to do”, “norm”, or “popular”. To be honest, I have my own episodes of this, I think almost everyone has dealt with this feeling of “Oh I want or need to do this specific thing because everyone else is too”. I honestly think it is kind of bullcrap (sorry haha).
I want more people to do things that make them happy. Don’t go out, party, and get drunk when you would much rather curl up and watch a scary movie. I want this social stigma of doing what’s cool or popular to go down the drain. Whatever makes you happy, makes you happy. No one should get mistreated for being who they are.
I think this spectrum of doing what makes you happy and not sticking to the “norm” falls under a lot of categories. I feel this way towards the LGBTQ, my advice to you guys honestly, love who you love. If someone walks out of your life when you are simply being true to how you feel, they do not deserve to be in your light.
As long as you are not hurting yourself or others, let your soul be free. If you want to start a YouTube channel about skateboarding, do it. If you want to pursue a career as a chemist, do it. Just do it. Do not let social stigmas or other people’s opinions of you matter.
I think this topic also bounces off of the dragonflies symbolism of a deeper meaning of life and self-realization. You will not reach your full potential by sitting around, doing what others consider “cool” if that is not your passion, hobby, or dream. You will not be true to yourself until you break down the barriers and do what is right for you.
Do not worry if what you want or like to do is “popular” or “cool”. I bet whatever trend is going on now, won’t be so “cool” in a few months or so.
Just enjoy yourself, you’ve only got this moment now. So yeah, that is what I would change in the world right now.