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I Want to Make a Difference In the World

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    The only way most of us can make a difference

    is to start with ourselves. Change comes from within, and people can't change others. We've all heard the quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
    catsNbooks catsNbooks 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    lovetolivealone lovetolivealone 16-17, F Dec 20, 2014

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    People are speaking to each other less

    and less. It's disturbing
    xushoxa xushoxa 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    It doesn't have to be a huge one,

    something noticeable that would benefit mankind would be enough. A man can dream, right?
    YetAnotherStoic YetAnotherStoic 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Ever since I was pee-wee I always enjoyed doing

    things out of the ordinary and venturing out of comfort zones. That includes going out of my way to meet various people that others would see as "not their usual types or class". I'm really glad I do this because today was interesting, and I learned something too. I gave this...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Waiting in line today at Taco Bell,

    we pulled up to the window and the girl told us that the car in front if us payed for our meal. We got choked up by that because it's the chain if love. Someone did something nice for us now we have to do something for someone else :)
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    Every choice you make

    and every step you take creates the world around you.
    shroomery shroomery 18-21, M Jan 16

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    coastin coastin 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    Hey guys.... long story short.

    ...I had a difficult life growing up. . I was the typical "fat boy" in school always heavy.. made fun of.. by the age of 20 I went through two heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetic... well I want to make a difference in this world. I made a 180 digree turn when one of my...
    Nextlevel88 Nextlevel88 26-30, M Dec 3, 2014

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    I want to change the lives of underprivileged

    kids and the mentally disabled. Even just one!!
    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I went to a restaurant today with my family.

    In said restaurant, a homeless person approached me and my dad and asked if we had a dollar or two. Unfortunately, I didn't have my purse with me and so I couldn't give him anything. But what makes me so mad is that I got scared of him. I looked away and I said that I was sorry...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Plans To Bring Positivity Into The World

    Hello everyone my name is Liz an Im 20 years old. Throughout my life I have dealt with negativity and have hurtful things said to me. And when I hear that others are going through negativity it really hurts. I just feel this world needs more positivity and kindness. It seems like...
    Liz5589 Liz5589 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    RA27 RA27 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    The kids of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

    I'm going to make a difference.
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    Honey Badgers Don't Care

    I gave my son a book for his birthday about Honey Badgers. Impulse buy. It was on a book rack at the counter at HMV and I grabbed it when I was picking something up for my daughter. We had seen and loved the video Honey Badger The Most Fearless Animal On Earth (search it up on...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 9 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    77ladybug 77ladybug 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I want to make a difference through medical

    research, so that the health of populations may be improved!!
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I am not famous and just an completely ordinary

    girl. I do all the things HK girls do, like playing piano and violin and guitar, knowing 3 languages (English, Chinese, and one extra one, for me, French), draw and paint well but not excellent and exam results not bad, but not very good. I always feel like I will be an...
    Jessica0316 Jessica0316 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    This is my truth my reality by Hallah Sabbath.

    Honey let me tell you a little bit about my family. my father was a loving but stern man and also a bit trouble and a very severely homophobic! person this one particular day that is forever seared in to my memory he found out about my older brother who happens to be gay .how I...
    Hsabbath Hsabbath 46-50, T 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    Don't we all... But there's a difference

    between "wanting to" and actually "making" a different. I intend to make a difference in the world.
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    And I do. Me being alive makes me a difference.

    My love for others makes a difference. You don't have to save the rain forest to make a difference. Not that it isn't amazing. You being you. Opening your heart and being present for every individual will make a difference, for everyone.
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 Jan 3

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    Sometimes I get so tired of living

    for myself. I am way too selfish at times and sometimes it saddens me how self absorbed I am. I want to make a turn. I want to do little things that take me out of little self and into the greater world of humanity. I think if more people started looking outside of themselves...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I got involved with an organization called

    Heifer International last year that I think is such an incredible endeavor to eradicate hunger and poverty. Heifer International operates based on the philosophy: "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime" Heifer International...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Finaly some good news in politics,

    SYRIZA won the Greek elections! This is a very exciting time for every leftist in the world and in Europe especially. Here's SYRIZA's programme:1. Audit of the public debt and renegotiation of interest due and suspension of payments until the economy has revived and growth and...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    this world has a lack of people

    who see whats wrong with the world. our world i falling apart, our society.. i hate it. i just wanna live in the nature
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    Sometimes we say the worst thing in life is to

    lose what we love the most, it's to have what we love and want taken away from us, permanently. But that isn't true, there are worse things in life than permanently losing what we love. Life can take away what we love, turn it into something we fear, we hate, something that can...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I can't wait until after Christmas is over

    so I can start making carepacks for the homeless with toiletries, snacks, and change in them. :)
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I'm an estranged mother

    and while devastated want to make a difference. wordpress.com/stats/incaseweneverspeak.wordpress.com
    Lily61 Lily61 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    "While walking along a beach,

    an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water. He came...
    PanicTheManic PanicTheManic 22-25 16 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I thought I'd answer some of people's questions.

    .. "Is my girlfriend cheating on me?" Yes, and she's been doing it for as long as you've been together. "Does he like me?" No, he doesn't. He likes the girl you're hanging out with that has the huge boobs and the cleavage. He might fool around with you if he gets the...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 1

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    [Long] Hi, this might sound boring to some

    (part of what discourages me to go any further with these thoughts) but I want to make a really really really huge difference in the world. Whether by being a doctor/scientist to discover something new, a philanthropist or changing how the system of mental health is...
    lionsfrombirth lionsfrombirth 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    idk why but i feel like i'm wasting my time here

    if i don't change something, like its a requirement to offer the world something instead of just surviving on it.
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 9

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    Well It's Up To You Now

    It is time for your first timid steps To reach towards what you will be Your greatness, your mark, your stage. Believe in little steps For they lead to leaps and leaps to journeys Your journey needs your ideas and your inspirations and your energy They are the engines of your...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Society is so ****** up

    and i hate it , and the best way to change it is to do something urself
    sammyb12 sammyb12 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    Why regret living today

    when theres a better tomorrow!😊
    mezzymii mezzymii 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    I want to save people from disease.

    Especially in third world countries where diagnosis may be delayed due to lack of resources. Many countries are in desperate need of healthcare. People are dying from diseases that are easily curable and people act like there is not much that we can do. This is the difference...
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F Nov 20, 2014

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    There 5 kids am helping with a presentation (

    singing) and there's this particular kid with a great voice just that she sounds flat and when we try the high notes her voice breaks. Have given her warm water, honey...... Just dono wat am left to do cause I want her to perform and am out of options
    optimisticgal optimisticgal 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Recently, I've been getting really into machine

    learning. When people ask me what it is, I sometimes tell them that it's just a way to use math and computers to get solutions to most problems. If that sounds like too inclusive a definition of what it can do, that's probably because it really can do quite a lot. Some of the...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M Nov 19, 2014

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    I am not against people believing in things

    which are totally opposite to scientific reality but the way religion has limited people and has bifurcated people is simply very disturbing for me... I dream of the day when people around me would stop judging and prioritising one another on the basis of religion. To be honest...
    unexpectedtraveller unexpectedtraveller 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Well, I mostly complain with my experiences,

    so I wanted to put up something that was upbeat. Last year, I saved up and bought a rig from a famous glass artist. A rig, for those of you that haven't heard, is a new kind of bong, or water-pipe. It is not designed for smoking pot, it's designed for smoking shatter, or wax...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 13

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    I was homeless once for 2 months I had been

    talked into moving in and sharing expenses with a friend bill day came and I gave them the money and then I went on a weekend camping trip (another story) anyways when I came home everything of mine was sitting on the porch the doors were locked changed all because I didn't ask...
    sweetmelissa77 sweetmelissa77 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    How is it possible to live in a world

    where you have to pay to actually survive, or lets say breathe? Well, I will tell you anyway. You were born and your parents had to pay in order to give you a life to start living. Now, I'm not saying that this is wrong, I'm just saying that the word "wrong" doesn't really...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Some people say, whatever life gives you is

    meant for you, is something you need, is something you are supposed to get, but that isn't quite true, for me, almost everything life gives me is nothing but a lesson, it's nothing but a phase and I always end up losing it but at the same time, gaining something that will stay...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    If you want something you never had then you

    must be willing to something you've never done
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    If life gives you lemonade make it i to an

    orange juice and let the world wonder how they hell you made them
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    My husband and I have one two year old son,

    another son on the way, and we also sponsor 3 wonderful children. One of which is a beautiful, spunky little girl from Legazpi, Philippines named Aliyah. She is three years old and has just melted our hearts with her sweetness and love.This past year has been rough for little...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    I look around and I see peoples lives,

    and... I hate it all. I can't live the life I see others live. I can't just get a job, get married, have kids, and die. That life seems meaningless to me. I need something MORE! I need to BE more.
    AdventureIsLife AdventureIsLife 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    What you do makes a difference,

    and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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