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Letter to the Editor: Embracing change the key to reaching our potential

Change, what the hell is it? Whelp, change, by definition, it is the ability to adapt to new things. It is inevitable; so why do we try to resist it? Without change, we would still be stuck in the Stone Age, chucking spears at each other. Change allows for growth, and it allows us to further ourselves from the primitive world. It has allowed us to master our minds and our planet. Eventually, it will allow us to master our universe. Those who fear change are stuck in the past, they are afraid to spread their wings and soar.
Regardless of what we do, change will come. Instead of fearing it, and instead of hiding from it, I urge you to embrace it wholeheartedly. Change doesn’t have to be synonymous with bad times. Instead, it should be seen as an opportunity to better ourselves and our communities. So I urge you not to fear the change; rather go out and try new things, push your limits, and be a better you. Like Gandhi said, I urge you to be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Without change, you will not be able to improve your skills and talents. If Thomas Edison didn’t believe in change, he wouldn’t have created the light bulb. Can you imagine our modern world without light? If you do not embrace change, your light will be dimmed. You will be unable to contribute your skills and knowledge to the world.
Change will also improve your self-knowledge; it can show you the kind of person that you really are. How you react to it will give you a better understanding of who you are. You will know if you will be able to persevere and you will know what you are made of. Life is not an easy thing, so you should go at it with tenacity. If you embrace change, you will learn to succeed no matter what the world throws at you. It will allow you to make goals without the fear of failing. It will give you a new outlook on life.
Change is also essential to learning; you cannot go into a situation with a closed mind, thinking that your way is the only way. You must go into it with an open mind and be willing to see things from another perspective; there are always two sides to every story. This is the key to becoming a better person and a better member of society.
The reason many people are unable to fulfill their dreams is their inability to embrace change. Many people are afraid to go out of their comfort zone, fearing failure. If they would just take the leap of faith, the potential for success is nearly limitless. How can you expect success if you are unwilling to leave your comfort zone and grab it? So I urge you to be the change.
Matthew Gorton
Bristol

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