To change the world is an impossible goal, but to change the world around you is something anyone can do, ultimately leading to a ripple and changing the world further. My involvements in my community, family and job have taught me how to be an asset to society, making a difference in other’s lives.
Everyone has a dream or something they want to follow in life. Some want material gain while others want to help as many people as they can. I’m not saying wanting material gain is a bad thing, but what I am saying is that for me, money is not the number one concern when my dream is to help others. My hunger to help others only grows by the day. Because of what’s going on in the world we live in today, I believe that it is important that those who are less fortunate than others have the assistance they need to get to an even playing field, health-wise, with others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” this is a quote by the Dalai Lama and it is very true. Doing something good by helping people is a chain reaction, because if I help one person by doing something, then they might be impacted and they could pass it on by doing something nice too. That could make the world a much better place, by spreading happiness and helpfulness one person at a time.
I went on feeling this way for quite a while. It was when I became the president of my National Honor Society(NHS) chapter that everything changed. In the years’ pass, NHS was not extremely active and I set out to reinvent the chapter. With every ounce of motivation and determination I could scramble up, I made a difference within NHS. I established connections with a woman from the American Heart Association and set a goal to raise 2,000 dollars for the association. This was a massive goal, considering my high school was just shy of 250 students. With determination and long hours put in, we achieved our goal. We raised 2,000 dollars for a cause bigger than any of us. Hearing
What makes someone want to make a change in the world? For some, it is a deep desire to be a part of something bigger or better than themselves. Yet for others, it is a family connection or interest that sparks their conscience. For example, when people are moved to do things like adopt children, something in their heart tells them that she should be a part of something bigger in the world. That is exactly the case for Ludviga Pukas, a domestic maid from Ukraine. It was her own morals and faithfulness to her employer that left her to be remembered as one of the hundreds of thousands of holocaust rescuers (Women of Valor).
“Better to be the poor servant of a poor master, and to endure anything, rather than… these false notions and live in this miserable manner” (“The Allegory of the Cave”, The Republic). This famous quote by Homer proclaims that it is far better to face the truth and harsh reality than to entertain false notions that simply appeal to one’s own desires. In The Republic, by Plato, Socrates stresses the necessity of questioning and thus, pressuring oneself and society as a whole in order to obtain truth wisdom, and success. This method of asking and analyzing questions to discover the objective truth, or the truth that pertains to all people, was created by Socrates and known as the Socratic method. When stationed in Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther
There is a quote by Edward Everett Hale that the president of Randolph Community College, Robert Shackleford, states in every one of his speeches: “I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.” This quote inspires me to make a change in my community. There is a way to help people in everything you do.
Whether you believe it or not, what you do has the power to affect change. Take Christopher Columbus for example even though no one had done it before and no one really believed in him he didn’t give up, and without him America may have never became what we know it as today.
Imagine what life would be like living in a cage. Imagine being enclosed in a space that barely clears 6 inches of room in either direction, not allowing any area to stretch out, sit, or even sleep comfortably. Imagine not being able to shower, or feel the underfoot sensation of soft wisps of grass, or embrace the comfort of a bed. Now, imagine living like that for an entire decade. For dogs raised in puppy mills, imagination is not necessary to experience these conditions. As proven through Oprah Winfrey’s special exposé of puppy mills, the aforementioned depictions are nothing but factual about the conditions of the puppy mills inspected in the nationally-broadcasted episode, as well as the standards that the 10,000 other puppy mills in the United States run on (Oprah Investigates). The puppy mill problem has universally been established as a horrid, unethical way of supplying animals to the pet buyers of the world, but the problem is never solved. While the government can write down law after law of standards for ethical animal treatment, nothing will change because it is so loosely enforced, as many other issues take priority over inspecting the millions of pet breeders producing in America. Instead, this issue can be taken into the hands of the caring individuals who make up the population of pet consumers in America. Since 99% of pet store puppies are actually supplied by puppy mills, any business that is given to pet stores will, in turn, support the puppy mill
¨Helping vulnerable animals and keeping pets in safe and loving homes requires a commitment from all of us—advocates, pet owners, shelters, leaders, and entire communities.¨ They are animal doctors because if an animal comesentire communities.¨ They are animal doctors because if an animal comes in and it is in bad shape the doctors have to give it medicine to help the animals get better.¨ It was a hot day in June when we first met Baxter. The tiny pup’s soulful eyes welled with gratitude when we rescued him, along with more than 300 other animals, from a neglectful shelter in Moulton, Alabama. He could barely breathe when we found him, and it was clear that the three-month-old puppy had already experienced more suffering than most dogs will ever know.Baxter was quickly
Unfortunately, the way that the world functions is that some are better off than others, which is why I value being able to help people. The Bible gives us a difficult challenge – to, as often as possible, stop thinking about ourselves and put the needs of others before our own. While this can be difficult to do because it often involves self-sacrifice, it is always worth any expended effort because, as Jesus said, when we serve our neighbor, we also serve Him. Aiding others in their situations may not always be the “easy way out” or the “cool” thing to do, but that is the beauty of the action – often, there is no better feeling than to lay down all your personal concerns to help somebody else.
Finally, I pulled my car into a gravel path and hoped for the best as I walked into the building nervously. But as I walked closer to the front desk, I felt a sense of ease and I remembered my whole purpose of being there. Then receptionist asked me, “Can I help you?” and in returned I said “I am here for Pup Pup.” As I following the nice lady to the back, there was huge difference from the waiting room to where placed the rest of them. The moment I stepped foot behind there, this disgusting odor instantly hit me and all I heard was something screeching against the medal fences. Not the mention the atmosphere was awfully unsettling and I couldn’t bare to think how these animals live in this
I wasn’t aware of the importance of doing good for others, until recently that I witnessed it with my own eyes. It all started when was at Chicago, a random man helped out a homeless man and bought him some food. I noticed as I was in line that the cashier then gave the helping man a free choice to pick something he wanted due to the action he did. After that day I began to make an attempt at helping out more and being a better person in general.
The place where I feel the most comfortable, and show my personality, is my bedroom. This is the place where I can really be myself and do what I want; it’s the place I come home to, and wake up every day. My room makes me feel comfortable because it is my own space. My house is always crazy, with my dog barking, and my siblings running around making noise, my room is the only place in the house where I can come and relax without caring about everything else, the only place that I can go to clear my mind.
During a few of our classes we have learned about globalization, and a little bit more about the world we are currently in. This lesson entirely introduced me to the new problems that we are faced with today in current society. This lesson has impacted me a lot. I also learned how much donations and little actions can benefit everyone in every way. When we were putting away jackets I thought a while after about all the people who’d have something to wear this winter. The part was that they didn’t have to donate at all, but people continued to do so. It was the same with the food hamper, although we did not get many donations this year, people still had the thought to bring things in. No one was obligated to bring anything in at all, but merely encouraged. These small actions are going to be able to make others lives better.