That One Person

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No, I don’t mean a romantic interest. At the end of the day, it’s all about that one person. They may even be a stranger.

So many people are obsessed with how they appear. Sure, you want to maintain a good image, a positive reputation. However, so few take the time to focus on who they are and what they want to become.

If you want to build something, build your character. Build your goals, your aspirations. I mean you might have 2 million followers on Instagram but how many people have you personally affected?

Think about it. I truly believe that inspiring just one person a day goes further than anything. (If you wanna inspire say 10, or 10,000, that’s fine too)

It’s about impact over image. You can spend your whole life trying to validate yourself and your actions but I think if you know who you are and what you stand for, no one can take that away from you. Do you.

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Serving Hope

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It’s sad to think that fear is the most shared experience in the world right now. There has been tragedy after tragedy and no sign of this slowing down anytime soon. With new threats and incidents reported daily, it’s hard to remain hopeful. However, you don’t need to just sit back and watch disaster happen.

For one, if you’re in the position to, donate to the organizations working to help. A great one is Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders is a humanitarian organization that goes all around the world to offer emergency medical aid. This is only one organization of many striving to make change.

Do your research and donate to the one that stands out to you. Other than that, instead of promoting more hate, look to support those around you in whatever form you can. Even if it’s just posting articles or pictures. Any bit helps.

Fear isn’t hard to find right now. Hope on the other hand? That’s what we need people to give. You’d be surprised how much of a difference you can make. It only takes one spark to start a fire.

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Social Media Hype

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If you’re anything like me, you have the social media bug.

You love to post, you love to tweet, you’ve got a Tumblr, an Instagram, a Snapchat, and probably anything else that you can use to express yourself. (I mean, here I am writing on a blog) Social media is just a dangerous place for a creative over-thinker.

Well, if you’re even more like me, you also despise social media.

Here’s the reasoning: Yes, social media is an incredible tool. You can promote events and causes close to your heart. You can inspire thousands through a click of a button. Yet, people take out the time to pull others down, to post every single movement they make, to tweet what they could be experiencing around them.

So, where’s the line? Where do you stop and say it’s too much?

It’s huge to recognize that social media is all about what people choose to show you. It’s not necessarily the whole truth but rather the tailored truth. Or is it even the truth?

Social media makes it incredibly easy to copy. That picture you just liked could be something that was reblogged over a million times or edited for hours.

Sure, it’s easy to get lost in the addiction. (I’m guilty as charged) But what are you really trying to prove? You might have 4,000 followers but who are you as a person? Show me that and then we’ll talk.

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