Nothing is Permanent except Change
We are all aware of the fact that change is hard. Because our brain is wired to do the same thing again and again, regardless, whether that action is good or bad for us. However, we also know how challenging it can be to go through change. But the positive consequence is really satisfying.
Are all the unplanned and unexpected changes bad? What if changes we encounter and experience are good by default?
Here's how Mahatma Gandhi embraced change and transformed from being a reckless teenager to the 'Father of the Nation'.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi fought for Indian Independence and rights of Indians during the British rule. His non-violent protest is still known throughout the world. However, this man of peace spent his teenage years as a rebel.
In 1888, Gandhi got a chance to study law at the Inner Temple in London. The elderly men of his caste told him that he will be declared an outcast if he travels abroad. But Gandhi defied them, studied Law in London, moved to South Africa, acquired victory for Indian Civil Rights in South Africa, returned to India, struggled for Indian independence and guided India towards a progressive Nation.
Gandhi embraced change by challenging the status quo in the Indian society. He was truly inclined to his words, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Sometimes, even if we resist or avoid change, it will still enter our lives. When we initiate the change ourselves, it is easy to adapt as it becomes a wish rather than a need.