Personally, I always have been someone who has coped well with high-stress and uncomfortable situations. The reason for this is because I learned a very valuable lesson growing up. A lesson, I believe everyone should learn in order to live a healthy lifestyle. That is, Nothing in this life is constant except Change.
Lord knows life is not a fairytale, but we shouldn’t panic every time life sends us in a direction we did not anticipate or desire. Many people seem to love living comfortably with no surprises, and, inevitably, little progress, and to me that just seems incredibly boring. Look, I am not saying all surprises are good surprises, but isn’t that the beauty of life? If life was just constantly comfortable for everyone, where would all those emotions go that make us human? Believe me, I do understand people value their comfort. I am just saying, to live a full life, unpredictability must be present. Life shouldn’t be black and white. That is why humans see in colors.
Seriously, how can people say “YOLO” when their key goal in life is to remain comfortable? Being financially well-off and secure is key to being “America Comfortable,” but is America supposed to be comfortable? Hear me out. In our history, we have seen that when social change was needed, the people and government made changes and molded to prevent anarchy. It was not necessarily because they wanted to (at least some of them didn’t). Instead, it was because they had to. They had to change for the world to be better, rather than expecting the world to stay stagnate or change for them.
Social and economic change is a repetitive theme in American culture. So, why does everyone freak out when they find themselves in the midst of another social and economic revolution? Clearly, we have a new type of president, with a new approach to media, and yet the image most people seem to see is a country in Chaos. Instead of seeing it that way, I see a nation desperately trying to change. That is, we are just simply a nation reacting to a system failing to cater to the freedom foundation of this country.
For me, I see any change as an opportunity to make progress. Whether the change is something I want or don’t want. Change happens when change is needed. Quite honestly, that is the true beauty of change. Some people might see change as bad and I understand that. It is scary. The people who see change as opportunity are the people I relate to and they are the people who can help make our world a better place. As Fredrick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.“