How to Be A Revolutionary: Just Be You
Hey y’all! Welcome to 2022 (said in my Taylor Swift voice)! As we start a new year, I want to remind y’all to block out the noise that comes around every time we hit January 1. It’s way too much pressure that society puts upon us; telling us new year, new you. Yes, it’s a new year but it’s the same you and you know the hell what, that’s okay. I always get lost in the new year noise but this year, I’ve decided to be a revolutionary. How, do you ask? By just being me.
When we typically hear the world revolutionary, it’s in regards to dismantling a political system (we need to do that too because we’re moving on as a society but our political system is still quite antiquated. That’s a post for another day.) but, I’m talking about within our own personal system. We have to be the dramatic change that we want to see; the revolutionary drug so to speak.
As with all revolutions, we must analyze what is wrong and create a plan on what steps will lead us to the path we so desire. That may mean losing relationships, expanding our literary knowledge, and/or dismantling the antiquated thoughts that have limited us to our true revolutionary power. These are things only you can do. It’s easy to think that a revolution must include several people but if you start with yourself, others will eventually join, based on the foundation you have laid.
In order to aid in your revolution, here are a few things I recommend:
How To Be A Revolutionary by C.A. Davids
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell
A Brief Introduction to the World by Richard Hass
Hype yourself up! Check out this playlist to help with the vibes:
Cook and bake it up! There is no better way to learn about yourself than having to follow directions or be creative and just throw some shit together.
Be silent. Be still. Create inner peace and the rest will follow.
Check in with yourself and with others.
This year is already off to a similar start to years past but we must take what we have learned and up the ante, as a revolutionary would.
Until next time,