Are you Waiting on the World to Change?
Part of the brilliance of this song is that it makes me want to sing, “Waiting (Waiting!) Waiting on the song to change!” Ad nauseam. Could there be a better expression of frustration with the culture and climate of the world around us? Nah…well done, John.
But seriously. Every time I hear this song, I groan, I roll my eyes, and I cry out, “John! You’re killing me! Stop waiting! Do something!”
I think those of us living normal lives fall easily into the mindset that the world just ebbs and flows however it will, and no one person (or even a group of “normal” people) can affect the world. But the older I get, the more I am convinced that the world is changed by people just like you and me, just like John Mayer and all those young adults singing along with him, “waiting on the world to change!”
The question is not whether individuals can change the world.
The question is whether you will be one of the individuals who affects change in the world, or whether you will “keep on waiting…waiting on the world to change.”
What do you think? Can individuals change the world?
More importantly…what are you waiting for?