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I find myself at times driving in my car, or walking down the street, or perhaps lying in my bed, with a lack of inspiration- that life itself is inherently boring, that my job on this earth is to wake up, go to work, come home, work, and then sleep. Rinse, repeat. This “American Dream” must be a lie, I tell myself, if it really is what to many would seem like a boring, caged life. If all of this is true, I say, then has the peak of my life been before I was old enough to speak? 

At times, we find inspiration in the strangest places. A little bird tending to her young in a nest that you can see in the treetops. A group of ducklings being led to shelter by a mother duck. Those little bits of humanity that, oddly enough, you also see in animals, and in some cases, even more than you would in your fellow man or woman. 

Lest we not forget, there are still examples of people who do kind things for each other. You might see the occasional BuzzFeed article on the “Top 15 stories That Restore Your Faith in Humanity” or perhaps a Cracked article on “Why People Are Awesome” but it’s so easy to just look around you and really see the world. The person who might pay the bill for a couple who is on an anniversary dinner can be just as good of a person to this world as somebody who holds the door open for you when it’s pouring rain outside and you’re just trying to stay dry. Even somebody who takes an extra 15 minutes of their time to try to explain a complex problem to you is incredibly important to this world.

Do we live in a culture where these incredible feats of generosity are minimized, and only large shows of altruism are rewarded? Maybe. Do we have to let it remain that way? I don’t think so. 

I started this note speaking about how things can seem so bleak and unfriendly, where the blacks and grays of the business attire and cars make the world less colorful. But where is color without a lack thereof? There is no light without darkness. It is through those moments in which you see how monotonous and awful this world can be that you can see just how incredible people can be as well. 

Take a moment to think about the people on a daily basis that you see who give their time for you. Think about the faceless saviors that make your day a little easier, a little better. Those nameless people who might deliver your mail, give you the package you've been waiting for, who clean your office at night so that when you come to work the next day it’s pristine. Think about people you've never met who you listen to on the radio and consider somewhat of a friend to you, or a podcaster who you've watched grow from the beginning of the show to where they are today. 

Isn't it crazy? 

Now realize that you are one of those people too. 

You are somebody who can make differences in people’s lives just as much as they do in yours. 

Some might say that it’s hard to change things with one little action by one person. But if you think about it, it’s not just one person. Every single person has inside them a capacity to change. The character of a person isn't defined by what they experience when things are going well, but when they aren't. Sometimes not everybody is strong enough to get through things on their own.

Sometimes people only need a second chance.

A guardian angel.

A faceless hero.

A nameless inspiration.

A life can change in a second. It only takes an instant to make a difference.

What will you be?
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Exclusive: This is the new Xbox One, it's awesome, and Wired has the whole behind the scenes story of how it was developed.
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  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
    Camp Counselor, 2013
    Served as a counselor and mentor for campers at the Interlochen Arts Camp for Summer 2013. I helped organize activities for the campers and division, maintained a safe playing environment for recreating, as well as assisted with the ongoing operations of the IAC.
  • Jacksboro ISD
    Private Lessons Instructor, 2012 - 2013
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Always keep music in your life.
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Tech-obsessed student, fervently arguing for the assimilation of technology into everyday life.
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  • University of North Texas
    Music Education, 2010 - present
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The food is very good, well worth the cost. It is great quality that you would pay much more for at other places. The decor isn't very fancy, they do have a few flat-screen TVs for sports fans, however it is more of a dine-in establishment than a sports bar. Finally, the waitstaff is mostly attentive; a few times (out of dozens) I have been there with a less-than attentive host, but I knew it was not the norm. Would definitely recommend at least a visit.
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