Macklemore wrote the song "Growing Up" for his daughter, Sloane, and it's really freaking good. It's one of those songs that I want to be on the soundtrack to my life. He's talking about how he feels about being a dad he gives his daughter advice for the future. I love everything he says in the song, but today I want to talk about some of the specific lyrics that are extra amazing. So turn on the song and start reading this post!!
"Don't try to change the world, find something that you love and do it everyday. Do that for the rest of your life, and eventually the world will change."
SO GOOD!! Changing the world doesn't require you going into something with the goal of changing the world. Instead, just do something small that you love to do and that brings you joy, and changing the world will go alongside that.
"The quickest way to happiness? Learning to be selfless. Ask more questions, talk about yourself less."
Anyone else feel like most of their unhappiness comes from disappointment? Or expectations? If we think less about ourselves, and more about others, we won't be hurt when we're let down by expectations or material things. For more info and insight about how that works, go check out my article about the Eightfold Path. Also learn about others!! Ask questions!! Everyone on this Earth has so much that they can teach you so learn as much as you can about everything.
"Watch the sunset with best friends from a rooftop."
Important. Go live out amazing adventures with the best people in your lives.
"Take risks, cause life moves so fast. You're only young once, my love, this is your chance."
You're only young once. You don' t have time to waste. Go out and live.
That's only a few highlights from this song and I highly suggest that you listen to the full song. Macklemore has some other really good songs with awesome messages and great life lessons, so I might do another article like this with another one of his songs, or maybe some songs by a different artists! Let me know what you guys wanna see.
Thank you so much for reading!! See ya later! <3