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I Believe An Ordinary Person Can Indeed Change The World

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    Proof

    the tank man of Tiananmen square... http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/view/ this video is 90 minutes long...but it is so worth while imo.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8, 2010

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    Just 1.

    One is an important number. It's not the Number that defines loneliness, it's a number of belief. In this world, it only takes a unique single individual to touch a soul. It can be any kind of touch. A caring notion or a simple smile. Anything counts in this one life that we live...
    Amej2769 Amej2769 18-21 Dec 4, 2012

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    His Son Killed By Us Yet He Still Loves Us

    Their are not enough ways or letters in my language or on the earth to say how much i love my lord the living God i must say, everyone of them i speak is still not enough to explain how much he loves and adores us you see to each other we are just a bother to him we are...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 25, 2012

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    36 Hours Ago I Had A Brain Surgery

    I don't consider I am an ordinary person... It's not an egocentric appreciation, it's more a profound gratefulness with life, God.. 36 hours ago I had a cavernoma removed from my left frontal lobe, thru a very complex craniotomy procedure. My doctor explained all the Risks...
    CaroConsuegra CaroConsuegra 31-35, F Nov 29, 2012

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    If You Want To Fix America, Paul Krugman’s Selling Prosperity Is A Good Place To Start.

    @thomasw540  #Transforming America  ramrodd.tumblr.com In 1993, President Bill Clinton had a choice between Paul Krugman and Dr. Laura D’Andrea Tyson as his Chief Economic Advisor. He chose Dr. Tyson because, in person, she is a cute as a bug and  Clinton was always partial...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Nov 28, 2012

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    What Is Ordinary?

    I believe that everyone has extraordinary in them. Some people use it all the time. Some people use it once. And then there's everyone else in the middle. We can change the world, one deed at a time.
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Savior

    Are the dynamics of history determined by collective or by individual forces? Every historian has a position on this. Generally speaking the two schools are traditionally either Marxist or liberal and capitalist.  For a while, when the Soviet Union finally dissolved some...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M May 28, 2010

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    Just look at all the great discoveries in life!

    Columbus Copernicus. Vasco de Garma Henry Ford Edward Jenner All the other scientists that figured out how to treat or cure illnesses! Think of the kids that took their call up notices,learned to shoot a rifle. Then had to accept killing another man in order to stop a bunch of...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 16, 2014

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    I Love You All

    Many days and nights,evening cities with lights we rep it nice,with fire and ice but get down on the mics,used transport fire,shadow ,water and ice then summon God and knock onmy heart and sit with Christ,saving everyone and doing it right,I represent God,holy ghost and Christ...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 7, 2012

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    I would just like too say

    for an app I found by accident thanks too all the people who respond too what I have too say some of you give some sound advice others entertain and I am very thankful for all the insight and I am glad I can share my reponses as well simply I am writing this too say thanks
    queenofthesouthpaw queenofthesouthpaw 22-25, F Jan 29

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    Our Story Will Just Begun

    Dear Sir/Madam The process of perception began in our minds. All our thoughts are aiming to distinguish good and evil. The silence that we keep has to be broken. We have to get rid of the lie from our world, to learn on mistakes made in the past. With our beliefs manifesting...
    revolutions2012 revolutions2012 22-25 Dec 1, 2012

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    You are beautiful. Just in case no one has told

    you lately, we all need you! Even though I don’t know your name, or what you look like, I believe that we are one. Born with a heavy heart and shining smile, longing to dance among the stars we gaze to. Drawn to those who recognize that love is a beacon of light for those lost...
    GoodSignMan GoodSignMan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    Let's Change The World!

    "If you want to be happy, make others happy" so let's do it. I know how you can feel more confident, happy and proud about yourself. It's easy... make others happy. Hug someone you see for the first time, smile to the sad person you see on the street, ask somebody how they REALLY...
    thepianogirl thepianogirl 18-21, F 104 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Let'S Think Of A Way To Change The World Together

    I recently created a forum with the purpose of sharing with other people our thoughts about how to change the world. Of course, this forum would also be a place where we could have fun talking with each others and sharing our problems, asking help, talking about stuff, etc. So...
    Iamthemanofmiracles Iamthemanofmiracles 16-17 May 23, 2013

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    One Spot Of Grain Can Tilt The Scale

    I believe that a slight wind can change the course of a wave on the ocean. In battle, one soldier couldmake a huge diference between life and death. Same goes with one spot of grain added to one side of the scale can tilt it. ordinary as in you and I, a brother and sister. We are...
    lighthouse2010 lighthouse2010 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    Confusion

    I don't even know if I should be writing this, but I can't get it off my mind. So here we go... Today I heard about a guy who I used to go to school with. He is in a coma because he took a lot of drugs and was huffing. I just heard it today. He is 18 years old and he might die...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    All our activists and revolutionaries were

    average people . Even our villians were ordinary .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I believe that an ordinary person doing

    ordinary things can change the world. Social Media will help us make what is ordinary in the USA be ordinary all over the world.
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 13-15, M Jan 28

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    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci was the bastard son of a notary and wasn't even supposed to get an education due to his social status. But when he was little he stole his fathers papers, which he had an abundance of because he was a notary (paper was a rare commodity in those days) and he...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Nov 29, 2012

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    What Are You Waiting For? Make A Difference Today!

    Have you ever taken issue with something, that at your core, you knew, was unfair or just plain wrong?   Maybe it was a policy issue such as healthcare reform or a human rights issue like poverty.   Whatever it was, it moved you to consider a solution...
    Hope4Her Hope4Her 31-35 1 Response May 5, 2010

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    Ilove God Earth And You

    Dear brother'sand sisters from other mothers i am writing to tell you how much it is better to do on to others good things without hope that they will do one to you for God is real and here really does love each and every one of you and I do too Holy Holy holly is he i speak...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    So growing up I knew who I was, what I wanted. I had the confidence to go out and get it had no self doubt had a social life. I knew looking at my name who I was. Getting married...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    one person can change it for the better, and one person can change it for the worse. That one person who changes it for the better, could also be the same person who changes it...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I have always thought one person can turn someone's life around or a simple gesture can make someone's day. Its the small things in life that are the biggest rewards.
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I had this teacher in middle school who really changed my way of viewing the world. When I first met him, I was an extremely shy person who couldn't even have a casual conversation...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My best friend came into my life, and he changed me for the better. He made me grow into a stronger person, and helped me develop the confidence I need in life. He's change my...
    briarbug briarbug 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For example, when you have a baby,nyour entire life has to be reorganized and your way of life and the way you look at things changes completely. all because of one little person...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It is the one the hides behind the mirror until you face it. We all have the power within ourselves to become more, better, happier, etc. It takes effort, sometimes knowledge...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I dont understand how you couldn't believe that because History has provided us with many examples
    JaspersMusix JaspersMusix 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    But it could change in a bad way... “Put a rose in a sack of fish and soon the rose will start to stink too. Be careful of the company you keep.”
    jbea46 jbea46 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    That's right. Don't feel sad if someone leave or hurt you. Noone but You. If you have yourself,you can meet right person someday. I believe it.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 19

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    Shout out to my parents and to my biffle Candice G.!
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Here's a monumental mistake that I hope anyone reading this will never make. I reconnected with a school friend that I hung out with since we were both 14 years old. After 3 years...
    Cheryl56 Cheryl56 56-60 Mar 6

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    Where can I buy cheap but good furniture?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Trying to change my mind. Trying to invent a new me. Trying to shed the bad and gain the new and better version of myself. Trying to trust myself. Trying and seeking answers. Self...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Mar 3

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    I'm able of doing many small changes, but my core will still the same.
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T Mar 7

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    I'm always a firm believer that what you put out will always come back to you. The door you open for someone will always come back to you by making your pathway clearer or...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    No one can serve two masters properly. I really feel this right now. My college work should have been paramount to me but work has taken over my life. College and work do not mix...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    My godparents. Got kicked out of home. They cared. All i did was talk to a kid of theirs. In 1988.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    the inconvenient truth about humanities inability to wake up over global warming is that most of us would prefer to die in their sleep.
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 2 Responses Mar 17

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    There are inspiring people everywhere. In history, you read life stories that really make you think about your own. Like Anne Frank. I accept I am inspired by my rabbi.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If I was granted one wish... It would be that I'd be good enough to make you forget all those who ever broke your heart...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M Mar 2

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    some faliure in life gives us a lesson for future projects.....
    singhvi2006 singhvi2006 31-35, M Mar 14

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    Internet its full of crazy stuff
    Mongyy Mongyy 18-21, M