What do you rebel for?
Have you ever noticed how the definitions of some words change over time? A cloud used to be just a visible mass of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere. But today, a cloud is also an online storage system on the internet.
A swipe used to be just a swinging movement of a hand or an animal's paw. But today, a swipe is when someone moves their fingers across a digital touchscreen.
And how about the word rebel?
A rebel used to be someone who refused allegiance, resisted authority, or rose in arms against their country's rulers.
This definition fits with our historical perspectives of a rebel, but the modern-day rebel is something completely different.
Today one of the definitions of a rebel is to stand FOR something with strong conviction.
Some of the planet's most well-known rebels were Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr. Today, an entirely new breed of rebels is taking the stage, like Greta Thunberg, for example, who became a world-known rebel FOR the environment when she was just 15 years old.
After seeing how some of the leaders in the corporate world treated their people, I, too, became a rebel with a cause. I stand for people being heard, seen, and felt in the workplace, and I rebel against any system where people are muted, ignored, or disregarded.
What about you? In your deepest heart of hearts, what are YOU a rebel for? What is the thing you stand for above all else?
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Each week I've got incredible guests who have found their cause, rebelled against the status quo, and created deeply fulfilling lives that make a difference. Wherever you are on your journey, there's something here for you, and all you have to do is click on the link to join: https://thevirtualcampfire.libsyn.com/
The fire is warm, and the stars are bright. Maybe we'll see you there. Stay Inspired.