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we can do something…

Hey! What if we decided to think, “I can do something”, and commit to responding to life with action?

we can do something…

Hey! What if we decided to think, “I can do something”, and committed to responding to life with action?

we can do something…

by Hanna Hermanson, Co-Founder of Dream Life Explorers

 

ROAD TRIP: noun. An adventure, made by motor vehicle, in which people have the freedom, podcasts, and snacks to see new sights and dream. Sometimes improvised.

 

While filling up at the Food 4 Less in Barstow, CA, a man was picking through garbage, presumably looking for food.

 

As San Franciscans, we nodded politely, rather accustomed to this scene.

 

But a woman across the pumps had a different response.

 

“HEY!

 

HEY! YOU!”

 

The man dropped turned his head with a befuddled look on his face, and pointed to himself.

 

“Yeah, YOU. Meet me over there. I don’t want to see you in that garbage anymore.  I’m buying you a sandwich.”

 

We crawled back into our car, feeling as though it was a bubble we had been riding in. We chatted about what a powerful, simple gesture she made, and how much privilege we just in.

 

So, as typical white millennials, we plugged into a case study of the realities of our nation. #npr

 

“S-Town”.

 

The twisted story of Bibb County, Alabama in which the main character, John B McLemore believes that “everything that is wrong about the world” is playing out in his “Shit Town”.

 

John says that “doing nothing and inaction” is the most disturbing thing about life. Not government corruption, or death, or climate change.

 

He laments that the whole world is giving a collective shrug of the shoulders, or polite nod and saying “F it”. We are accepting hunger, we are accepting injustice, we are accepting living small, and staying where we are, because “F it.”

 

John wants to shake people out of this stupor in his shit town.

 

“YES, it is possible to make the world a better place”. That homeless man is digging in the garbage, but we can do something, instead of nodding, or speeding by and muttering “he must have done something to get there”. He’s in trouble, and we can offer him help.

 

The woman at the gas station was proactive, helpful, and aware!

 

My head spun about how many opportunities to improve the world I have let pass. I felt shaken out of a stupor as soon as that woman yell, “HEY”.

 

Hey! What if we decided to think, “I can do something”, and committed to responding to life with action?

 

What if we did a case study of your own life?

 

What if we got out of the places that we felt were shit? What if you asked what you could do?

 

And that’s exactly what we have decided to do. We have chosen to make our Dream Live our Real Lives. We have stopped waiting by the side of the road for opportunity to yield to us. We are sitting in the driver’s seat with success principles packed and ready to share! And we are so glad you jumped in the car with us!

 

Sitting back and dreaming about all the shit in the world won’t get us to the lives that we truly want. We must get out of our bubbles, and respond to the world with action to make dream life real life.

 

The journey continues…

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