As a kid, there were times I wanted to be famous. I wanted everyone to know who I was and believe I was wonderful. I wanted to make a grand discovery or create something breath-taking or just be so incredible that everyone had to know me.
I no longer have that desire. Partly because I have seen what fame is like. I truly believe most famous people are miserable. They are still searching for approval. They are still trying to fill that hole in their heart that says they're incomplete.
I'm not. I am complete. I am content.
But I WILL change the world.
I used to think I had to be famous to change the world. Or that if I changed the world it would make me famous. Neither of those things is necessarily true (although it can happen).
The best part of being sick (I call myself sick even though we can't figure out what's wrong; my body doesn't function the way it should -- to me, that's sick) is what I have learned. I have learned to slow down. I have learned to spend time with people. I have learned to look them in the eyes and listen. I have learned to hear the pain in their hearts.
And that's how to change the world. Touch one heart. Lift one burden. Comfort one soul. And the world is changed for the better.
I don't need to reach millions; I just need to reach one.