What it means to be the change

October 28, 2010
By Anonymous

Change is like a tornado: it comes without warning and can turn your house upside down or let it down safely. Either way, nothing will ever be the same. A lot of people believe that tornado is a synonym for change. Gandhi once said “be the change you want to see in the world”. To me this means you have to take responsibility for what you want to accomplish.

Taking responsibility for your actions is important in becoming a change in the world. In order to make a change, you have to want to do it. If one of your friends dared you to go help a grandma cross the street, you need to want to do it, not do it because your friend dared you. Be responsibly if you decided to make a change in the world. Responsibility comes from within. So take responsibility seriously. Another good example of being the change in the world is picking up trash in parks, on the road, on sidewalk and even in sporting event places. To be responsible means to be a source or cause.

Secondly, people want the world to be a better place. Some people go around the neighborhoods talking to people and earning their trust about what they can do to help our world. Trust is earned. It does not just appear at your door step. If you recycle and other people see that and follow you in that direction, they will know that you’re trustworthy. If you start small, you will end big. So doing little things to earn others trust will give you a head start in being the change you want to see in the world. If a lot of people are having problems, help out someone out- you never know what you will get in return!

Not only being responsible, but having good character and a positive attitude will lead you to being the best you can be in order to change the world. You will never accomplish anything if you don’t have the guts to do it. The kids that do drugs and drink alcohol are less likely to be a change in the world. It is us, the people who care, and are willing to do anything to turn the world around and put it back on its feet again. If you’re a human with no good character or good attitude, don’t put things up to the last minute. Being self confident about your beliefs is having good character. Also, be committed to what you want to change.

A lot of people want the world to be an improved place, and in order to accomplish that goal, they need to believe they can do it. To be the change you want to see in the world means to be responsible for your actions. So let’s make a change today, even if we do it one by one, we can all make a different because life’s short, so let’s make it better by living in it and trying to change it. You don’t have to be some famous leader to make a change. Just take one step at a time. Try making a change every day, even if it’s not a huge one. The small deeds will build up to something immense over time.

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