We all hear music but how often do you listen to music? By definition, hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear while listening is something you consciously choose to do. Well, with today's music, I hear most of it because the effort is too great to understand. I have heard Michael Jackson "Man In The Mirror." on numerous occasions but I actually took the time to listen and I was so moved that I had to view the lyrics. It made me think that if I want to see the world change then "I'm starting with the man in the mirror, and I'm asking him to change his ways?"
I won't ask you how, when, or if you will or need to make a change because that could be a sensitive topic for some, but I would ask that you take a moment and think about it. In your words, actions, or beliefs, are you making the world a better place for all or just a few because you are a victim of a selfish kind of love that works in your own world? Unlike vegetables, we were not designed to be put with our own kind in spaces and expected to grow and mature and be like minded. Closed minded people have one thought pattern and think this is the way it shall be which results in self destruction for all. We all have values and morals that we stand for and sometimes we cross the line by throwing our beliefs on others which in these days have caused hate and slander against each other.
Do you have friends or associates that have everyday situations that could be solved if the person staring in the mirror made a change? That friend that has had multiple relationships and blames the other individual for the demise of the relationship? What about the person who is constantly on diets but hasn't lost any weight and blames the non weight loss on co-workers for bringing food into the office? Lastly, the individual who lives paycheck to paycheck and borrows money but blames their job because they aren't making enough and refuse to work overtime? Let's do better and follow the words of MJ, "Stand up and lift yourself now" and "Make that change." #SPEAK2MYHEART