A story along these lines caught my eye in the news the other day. A seven-year old boy apparently didn't like the design of the brown sauce bottle that Waitrose produced. As his dad said, "Harry is of the opinion that if you want something changing, you do something about it." So he did. Since he felt that the picture should be of something recognisable, he requested that the supermarket chain changed their label to look something like the drawing that he had enclosed. They went one better than that though, and used his design on a run of bottles that were in the shops last week.
Harry wanted something changing. He could have stayed silent. Alternatively he could have complained and done nothing. Neither course of action would have benefitted anyone and probably just made him even less happy in himself. However, since he took on the responsibility to make the change, he achieved something that he can be proud of, that not many of his classmates will emulate. Possibly ever.
Ghandi talked about being the change you wish to see in the world and then embodied it to show us how. Maybe our view of the world we want to change is smaller than his, but that doesn't negate his challenge. How can you go out and make a difference to the people around you? How can you be better, less dour, more caring, less rude, more helpful, less cynical or whatever you know is needed by the people around you? Maybe it will involve changing yourself which is definitely easier - no-one else will intrude to prevent your plans coming to fruition - or you might have even bigger plans. Whatever the change you want to be, start now.