That isn't to say that I don't want to make the world a better place, because I really do, I've just seen that you can't do it on your own, you can't be a one woman hero that changes everything and makes it better like some magical storybook. In the real world you don't get clean cut endings that tie everything in a bow, in the real
So I find myself at an impasse. When I was in college one of my favorite professors asked the class if we were optimists or pessimists, I'm not either. I don't see the world as a half full or half empty glass, I see it as water in a glass. I'm a realist. I've accepted that I may not be able to accomplish something great or something huge that changes the world, but I can do small things that make me a better person and through that make the world around me a little better.
I know that small changes won't change every one or fix everything, hell they might not even fix anything, but just because I don't want to be the hero anymore doesn't mean I don't want to be something. I'm not saying that my small acts will create an Elysian paradise in the world, but I'm not above trying to create one for myself.
That sounds selfish, it is selfish. Growing up has made me a much more selfish person, but I think there's a difference between selfish (lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure) and what I call
So this is a call to action. I want you to be