I have just question about what is the difference between change and change to?

In this comic there are two sentences:

  1. Who wants change?
  2. Who wants to change?

I'm not sure what the difference between them. Please let me know more English and rephrase this.

  • You should add the relevant details from the website to your question rather than just putting a link. As it is, one could only provide some definitions of "change" without context.
    – user3169
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 2:30
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    @user3169 The link is a comic that would be difficult to excerpt as context.
    – ColleenV
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 3:06

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The link refers to a comic strip with a public speaker saying each line in turn.

In the first line, "change" is a noun, and it means something new, presumably in a political sense.

Who wants change?
Who wants politics to be different than their current state?

In the second line, "to change" is an infinitive verb, and it means to become different, or more specifically here, for a person to alter his or her own pattern of behavior.

Who wants to change?
Who wants to alter their own way of living??

In short, we all want things to be different, but nobody wants to adapt to make that happen.

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