Changing to Change the World: Your Duty as a Woman
Our planet is blessed with so many phenomena that are critical to its sustenance as well as that of those who inhabit it. The occasional appearance of the sun, moon, downpour of rain, dominance of oxygen, among others, portrays this fact. Alongside these is a remarkable element that to a great extent penetrates them to ensure their equivalent concentration—change. A philosopher named Heraclitus asserted that change is the very essence of the universe. This highly praise of change has implications for humans, too, especially women. Mindful of the fact that change can be accounted for in the biological and physiological development of women, it is pertinent for such to be consciously extended to their individual lives. It is then the central point here to underscore that women also have a duty of changing to positively change the world, explaining how that can be realised.
Change can be understood as altering or modifying the form of something from its present state to another. A key effect brought about by change is the consequent difference. More than ever, change begs for inclusion to the thought-pattern of women in a world where yielding to questionable cultural limitations combined with societal trends and mediocrity is dominant. It is an open secret that apart from antagonism from without to women’s access to equal opportunities like the men in terms of education, profession liberty, freedom of expression, and etcetera, a good number of women are culpable for the inactivity that invades and plagues their gender. This is usually as a result of poor conception of themselves and prioritising wrongly. Such is reflective in their craze for fashion, flaunting semi-clad or unclad bodies online and offline, overdependence on their male counterparts for financial independence, practical disdain for moral virtues, and encouraging the objectification of women.
For this status-quo to change, you as a woman must change! If you have, keep improving on the change. To successfully resist the opposition to women in your social milieu, you must first have an appropriate understanding of your value as a woman. Myles Munroe’s popular assertion that “When purpose is unknown, abuse is inevitable” makes it essential to discern your worth as a woman; discover yourself! Adjust your thoughts and actions thereafter to align with this valuable conception of you. As human beings, our greatness is not so much in being able to shape the world, it is to remake ourselves. This fresh perspective conditions women to deploy their talents for changing their immediate environment and world at large positively.
Finally, change is an instrument of progress available to those who dare to use it. Overcoming those hindrances to advancement of women require—quitting to thoughtlessly follow what is trending—a change of thought and action, because it would be madness doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result, like Albert Einstein said. Mother Theresa, Dora Akunyili, Jane Goodall, Chimamanda Adichie, to mention but a few, changed and are changing the world. The same onus is on you as a woman and you can, too.
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