Change is one of the few certainties we have in this life. It doesn’t matter how good or bad a situation is, we can at least be sure that it will be different in some way in the future. Change happens in all aspects of life, it happens in yourself, in your family, in relationships, in your community, and on a global scale.

The changes that mean something to us as people tend to be also set in motion by people – for example, if you get a new job, it is because you applied for the position with relevant experience and impressed the interviewer. Pretty obvious, right? But, despite how obvious this seems, we all seem to forget this simple truth when it comes to things that we want to see changed. It’s easy to look at a situation and say that it’s wrong; that something needs to be done about it. It’s easy to talk about it to friends in a shocked manner, easy to say “isn’t it horrific, someone needs to do something about this” but this doesn’t mean anything at all without finding a way to be a part of that change.

The thing is, we are so used to seeing things on the news, thinking about how awful they are for a minute or two and then getting on with our day like nothing happened. If we want to see the world changed then we have to do something about it ourselves, because somebody has to or things will stay the same.

Don’t just point out the need for a change. You should be part of that change.