I think that once you reach a certain point in life in terms of achievements or experiences, then yes, it is there. Notice I did not say age because it simply isn’t true. Think of Craig Kielburger, a Canadian activist for the rights of children. He is the co-founder, with his brother Marc Kielburger, of the Free the Children charity and of the Me to We social enterprise. His moment of realization came when he was just 12.
Malala Yousafzai is a young woman from Pakistan who advocates for female education. She was the youngest winner of a Nobel Prize as well. When she was 11, she started writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC, detailing her life under Taliban occupation. For that, she was nearly killed.
Sometimes, when I am reading about people such as Craig and Malala, I feel pretty insignificant. But then I think about what I have lived through and think I have a story, albeit quite different from these people, which is worth telling.
You don’t have to change the world to have a story to tell; you just need to resonate with others. If you think that there is something in your life that you can share with others so that they will feel differently after they have read it, then sit down, grab a pen or your tablet, and start writing.