Okay, warning this is going to sound a bit stupid and childish, so please no negative comments from the peanut gallery! 🙂
Haha, so I was raised (like many children) on Disney movies, and some Dreamworks. And also, I have heard about many REAL historical woman, like Susan B Anthony, Clara Barton, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, you get the picture. And of course, I was raised on the Bible. Esther, Ruth, Miriam, Hannah, etc are all heroic woman characters who, well, did pretty cool things if you ask me.
I guess, this isn’t a major issue in my life, but I think about it sometimes and felt compelled to share. Like, I feel like living in modern day America, there really is nothing heroic to do. I am not into politics and feel like no one even listens to me .I just like wish I had the oppurtunity to do something heroic– like leading a large group of people across the Red Sea, saving China (okay, MAYBE not), give woman voting rights, save someone’s life, or something. But I feel like I do not have the oppurtunity or it is not realistic in my time in history and geographical location (I live in NorCal). Yeah…. any advice? Thank you!
|June 2, 2015 at 16:40|
I’ve found that there are very few visible heroes leading great things, but rather a lot of support staff, behind the scenes, making things happen. (I’m not trying to minimize the big leaders. There are some great leaders. But you can work behind the scenes and do some pretty great stuff.) This isn’t just true in politics. This is true of any organization I’ve ever been a part of. What are your passions? What do you think would make the world a better place? Find some organization you feel is making the world a better place and work with them. You may end up doing jobs that don’t feel very heroic, but organizations are always looking for people to help out and everything helps and makes a difference. Plus, there are always awesome, satisfying moments when you see how your work is paying off. You never know what might happen, and you’ll be making a difference. 🙂
Another thing I like to think about when wanting to make a difference. I know a couple people who are pretty high up in organizations, the kind of people who get interviewed on the news a bunch and everyone can see they’re making a big difference. All of them got involved with something that they cared about to make the world a better place and did whatever needed to be done and, over the years, opportunities came because of what they were already doing that enabled them to become visible leaders. It’s really just all about getting involved, staying involved, and doing whatever you can.
|June 2, 2015 at 17:48|
I think being part of a team that rescues people from human trafficking would be heroic 🙂
|June 2, 2015 at 21:00|
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