Community Special, By Cesar Chavez

Decent Essays
Community is family. To me community has never been about the proximity of one person to another, but of the connection that those two people share. What makes community special is the idea that a collective group of diverse people that all share different attitudes, interests, and goals can come together and unite to bring something into existence. Members of a community are expected to look out for one another and work in solidarity with one another for the community. As a human being, it is imperative to be a member of some sort of community because, in a similar way of being part of a family, the experiences and ideals shared within the community give people a sense of purpose and place within society.
However, in today’s egregious society ruled by things of monetary value the significance of community has been downplayed by the temptation of self-interest. One of Cesar Chavez’s most famous quotes speaks directly to this point by explaining, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sake and for our own.” As a Mexican-American civil activist, Cesar Chavez is personally a
…show more content…
Until I reached high school, I had never felt such a connection with my peers or teachers. Gradually, the more I became involved in school and the bigger my Catholic faith grew, the more I understood what community meant. Soon enough, I became infatuated with being involved in school activities, in clubs, and other events. I did this not for the benefit that being involved would bring me, but because I knew that the skills and attributes I possessed could help improve my school. At ICCP, community is the key to challenging young students to think independently but to act selflessly, and to lead confidently but to be
Get Access