Change Or Be Changed

All my life, I have always believed in challenging the convention.

It's not because I enjoy doing it, nor am I challenging - defying, at times - because I do it for the sake of doing it. Yes, I challenge conventions, but do so only the ones that I believe to be impractical, irrelevant, and created by the aristocrats whose sole purpose is to ensure their social dominance - perceived or otherwise - over the rest remains intact.

But there are things that need to change. Like myself, for example. I know convention dictates that we shouldn't change ourselves; that by doing so, we would no longer be who we are, as a person.

On any given day, I do subscribe to that notion. But of late, I have begun to start asking myself if I still agree. I mean, there is nothing wrong with me being me, y'know?

But the time has come for me to move away from being me and create a new me. Through the years, and especially lately, I have changed. God knows I have. And these changes should continue because this is the only way I could get a grip and ensure the changes in me is not brought about external factors; this way, I still have control of the changes in me.

I have come to the realization that should I continue being me, and not changing at all, I am bound to be changed by circumstances and for the life of me, I am not gonna allow it to happen. If I am going to change, it is because I want to change and not because I am forced to change.

Granted, the changes in me is in anticipation of what could potentially happen if I didn't change. And before I lose everything that matters, I had to, and have, changed.

And I'm glad I did.


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