“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is actually a quote from Gandhi, but it’s a sentiment that I think Anne would have agreed with. Perhaps she didn’t know it at the time but the words she was writing in her diary were destined to improve the world. She was living the principles she was writing about and was providing an example for generations to come of how to grow up, how to think for yourself and how to become the person you wish to be. She was constantly evaluating herself, constantly being honest about her faults and constantly striving to do better.
Though the changes that the average person makes to themselves and their circle of influence may not become as well known and influential as Anne’s has, every little change adds up and slowly but surely things change for the better. Anne herself had no idea the impact her words would have, she was simply trying to be the best she could under mundane, tense circumstances.
I would build upon Anne’s words and say that every moment is a new chance to change the world and that is why you don’t need to wait but also you shouldn’t wait! There are no words to describe the sense of personal power and pride that comes from real and honest effort to better yourself.
Bettering yourself is the first and best way to better the world! It is impossible to spread joy or kindness to others if you don’t feel that way yourself. So take care of yourself and then spread that to all the people in your sphere from loved ones, to co-workers to strangers and you will be amazed at the changes you can make in the world!