To be a symbol of something positive is powerful. Powerful enough to inspire people from all walks of life. Powerful enough to be the motivator for people in far corners of the world. Powerful enough to make others realize that there is actually light at the end of the tunnel.
President Obama. Muhammad Ali. Anuradha Koirala. Jay-Z. Prabal Gurung. These are not just someone’s names. Their names inspire people. These names are symbols of hope, courage, equality, hard work, success etc. When you mention their names in a conversation or a speech, it carries a lot of weight. Each of them have rightfully earned respect and admiration from millions of people around the world.
A person who has become a symbol or can be a symbol will have a culmination of successes and failures (experiences). I believe it’s not always important for that person to win every fight, to succeed every time and win every race. You will become a symbol when you do something that you passionately believe in. So go ahead, take the lead, show them that the young cannot be underestimated and rise to the occasion. This is your time. You have become a symbol already.
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