In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.”
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi
In order to do something, you have to want it. If you want something, you’ll cherish all the struggles and pain that come with it. You are determined to reach your goal. A change can only happen if you want to see it happen and the only a change could happen is if you put your effort into it. It’s obvious that nothing is going to happen without you. You can choose to make a change or not. To take action or just sit there. But you know, at the end of the day, the choice was and is yours.
Choosing is a decision. There are hundreds of students in the school that we don’t know. And maybe one of them is sick of everything. They can’t put up with life anymore. They don’t see the happiness. They don’t feel the love. But you could change that. If you see someone sitting alone at lunch why not invite them to sit with your table? Everyone is talking about it, reading about it, thinking about it, but they are not doing it. They don’t understand that their actions will only happen by their choice. Gandhi said “whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it”. This quote encourages me to do the right thing no matter what. To me, this means that I won’t always get an award for every good deed I do, but I should do it just because it is the right thing to do. Our decisions need to be made there and then, and we have to commit our actions to create a change we want to see.