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I Want to Make a Difference In the World

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    Small Steps

    As far back as I can remember, I knew whatever I spent my life doing, I wanted to be making a difference in the world. I have always had this great inclination to help people. I had wonderful parents who emphasized the importance of helping those who are less fortunate, but more...
    girlbythebay girlbythebay 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    A Difference

    One day I hope to be a huge impact on someone's life. My life goal is to inspire someone, make someone happy, help them. I want to be remembered when I'm gone.
    brookeyshaye brookeyshaye 16-17, F Oct 26, 2013

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    I want to leave a footprint on this planet

    that say's hey guys I was here!!! I'm constantly feeling is this it ?
    annetteclaire annetteclaire 36-40, F Mar 4

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    199 Members and 3 Stories.

    Woudn't it be nice to be able to wave a  magic wand and 'fix' things. When I read the title of this group I thought that I would come here and find people with great ideas and stories about what they were doing to make a difference.  I was looking for inspiration. ...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    Stability For Everyone

    I have always wanted to make a difference in the world. When I was younger my biggest dream was to become the first woman president, but as I grew older I decided I didn't like politics as much as I would need to in order to achieve that goal. I want to make the world into a...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    I have such potential

    but don't know how to apply it
    Cristian1928 Cristian1928 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Saving The Children

    I want to decrease sexual abuse, abuse, abduction, human trafficking, and neglection against children...and i will!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I don't understand how the world can be

    so beautiful and the people so mean.
    Tristynwuvsyou Tristynwuvsyou 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I Hope

    I hope with all my might, my heart, and my willingness to make a difference in this world. If that means turning my experiences, my mistakes into stories and sharing it accross the world for people to listen to even learn from me then I would feel as if I fulfilled the reason...
    AmazinglyAmazing AmazinglyAmazing 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    Be The Change

    Life has never been a smooth sail,it has its days where the bright sun and cool wind makes you feel so alive but it also has it days where there were only dark clouds and thunderous storms which makes you feel like dying.We should reminisce the good times more rather than being...
    00Knucklehead00 00Knucklehead00 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    What Could Have Been My Fairy Tale (A story I wrote with the inspiration of Aqsa Parves...RIP)

                    “You are now eighteen years old, the age of a young lady. You must keep in mind that you are to be married very soon.”             The night my father said this to me, was a very life changing, and indeed a scary night for me, because...
    INSPIREe INSPIREe 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Stories

    So for the past couple of days I have been hearing how my friends and family's lives are completely in the ******* do to events of either there doing or just plain bad luck. From relationships to financial, I am amazed how miserable a human being can be without taking action to...
    pac5049 pac5049 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    Lia

    I want to write stories for children. True stories, about journeys and transformations . Stories that inform but also may inspire children to be more interested in nature and to be kind to animals. **********   *******************  ...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    Applefly123 Applefly123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Troy Davis

    next week a young black man, troy davis will be executed, on the twenty-first to be exact, in georgia. he supposedly killed a man, but various "eyewitnesses" have recanted. some even say that their testimony was coerced. I don't care what your opinion of the death penalty is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Youth Pastor.

    I think youth go through so much. And I think it's important for them to have someone they can look up to. A mentor they can come to about anything. I want to be able to see them happy and trying to succeed. No matter who they are or where their from.
    TaylorJaade13 TaylorJaade13 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    To Be Heard Forever And Forever.

    One day my words and my writing will make a difference to someone, somewhere in some time. I know that one day I'm not going to exist anymore, and if I have to leave I want to leave behind my own message-a legacy. I want people to read what I write and I want them to laugh and to...
    SpacedoutGracie SpacedoutGracie 16-17, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Office Etiquette (Office Manners)

    Office Etiquette or Office Manners is about conducting yourself respectfully and courteouslyin the office or workplace First impressions are important! You are the ambassador/s of the business   Always act with honesty and dignity Chewing gum and popping bubble...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Even A Small One

    One day I hope to touch someone's heart and make them feel important. Change their world, make them think of life in a better light. Even if I only make a difference to them at least I made a difference. I will always wish to achieve something greater to feel like I have left a...
    Eule Eule 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2013

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    I am going to start off by saying

    that a dear friend of mine has been battling cancer for 3 years now. She's only 19 years old and though she is a tough cookie and has put up one hell of a fight I also think about how much she's missed out on. Her Jr and Sr prom, her Sr trip, a lot of her classmates have gone...
    SaraBear87 SaraBear87 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Excuseme1357 Excuseme1357 13-15, F Mar 4

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    Even though the world hasn't been the kindest

    to me. I still want to try to change it for the better. Even if it's something small, or something huge. Just by helping someone or many people.
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M Feb 16

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    .s.s.s.s

    I want to make a difference in the world just like everyone else. Little changes have a ripple effect and I try to remember that.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2011

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    So I Ll Say What I Ve Learned..

    Nothing is easy.Yet is a challenge we have to try for the best.There is a medicine and that is Hope.Hope we can do anything we want.Hope we can be happy.Happy to make our dreams come true sooner or later.We all deserve to be happy,all we need is to believe in ourselves.I ve come...
    annasangels annasangels 18-21, F 20 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I wish the people who could would ,

    but they use their power for selfish things.
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Self Knowledge.

    Over the years, I have to realize that we suffer as we do not possess self -knowledge.We don't know our limitations.We try to draw strength from people in power without knowing that all the power lies within us.Sometimes we try to put down people who work with us or who are part...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    I want to help people.

    I feel I can be great at advice. But don't know how to actually apply it just yet
    Cristian1928 Cristian1928 13-15, M Feb 16

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    It Seems The Only Ones Who Make A Difference Are:

    This is just my little tendency to wonder whether it is possible to make a difference in the world, when everyone including myself are so wrapped up in their lives and problems it makes it harder to see the bigger picture. Sometimes I just feel like leaving my country and just...
    bj7390 bj7390 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Just A Moment... Listen To Me.

    Mainly, society is the reason why all these people are depressed and feeling ugly. society: be yourself. society: no not like that. Just listen to me. No artsy or depressing pictures. No distraction fonts.No colors. Just read this. Somebody Cares. And it will get easier. It may...
    skylarnicholee skylarnicholee 16-17, F Nov 2, 2013

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    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Change

    Change The meaning of the word? Un-definable But definitely livable Change Loose coins in one’s pocket More valuable to a homeless Then it’ll ever be to you Loose coins in one’s pocket Change Occurs everyday In everyway Un-mentionable Un-countable Un-explainable...
    INSPIREe INSPIREe 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Childen Life

    IN MY VILLAGE WHERE I LIVE THERE ARE SO MANY NEEDY CHILDREN.I HAVE SEEN SOME AS YOUNG AS 2YRS WALK BARE FOOTED AND THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT 3 MEALS PER DAY BE-COURSE THEY ONLY TAKE PORRIDGE IN THE MORNING AND THAT'S IT.SOME OF THEM AS YOUNG AS 6-7 YRS PREPARE THE EVENING MEALS AS...
    JYWA JYWA 36-40, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Leave My Mark

    it's not that i want to make a different it's more like i want to leave a mark that i was here on this earth i want people today and people of years to come to know of me but with so many people and ways it's hard to
    luna33 luna33 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    My Purpose?

    I am a 30 year old. I was born and raised in the third world country. Have lived half my life there and the other half in the US. I have always known that I was meant to do great things, but I have nothing to show for it yet. I would like to work for a non-profit in developmental...
    crazyyou23 crazyyou23 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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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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    I do not want to be famous.

    I do not want people to know my name. I just want to make the future a brighter place. I try to do this every day, one young person at a time. I teach middle school so I can make a difference.
    ScienceTeacher12 ScienceTeacher12 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    Life Is A Labor Pain;

    We are here to give birth to our self. -Bernie Siegal (surgeon) For the first time in this lifetime, 29 years and counting, I can say "I get it", and truly believe it. I am struggling to even begin to describe to you this state of a higher consciousness I have just recently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8, 2013

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    Honesty is the best Policy

    Lies that destroy Lives There are so many lies these days.  Lies in the Government. Lies in the Corporate World. Lies in relationships. It seems the more honest a person is, the less likely they will become a success at life. I know this isn't true....which therefore...
    classyclaws classyclaws 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    Taking A Different Road-

    We're living in a time of tremendous crisis, though many of the folks I run into seem to be in denial of that. From political atrophy and apathy, to a deep-rooted mistrust of others and an undercurrent of greed and terminal dissatisfaction with life, high unemployment and a...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Tainted.

    If you've ever stopped to look at the beauty that is life, and admired the world, you'd understand what I mean. What I'm asking for is pretty hard to achieve, I know, but then if everyone got together, I don't see any reason why we can't make this world a better place? Stand Up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    All i want to do right

    now is help people, make a difference in the world. Our world today is far from perfect from the big things like terrorist attacks and the, what some people might consider small problems like litter, pollution, not enough room in hospitals. All of these things ive mentioned are...
    bekahjellyfish bekahjellyfish 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm Over The Hate.

    Hey my name is Gail Red-- What hate am I talking about? when you look in the mirror and think nothing but bad things about yourself... I hate that. I want to change that! I want to help people feel great about themselves! no one should feel bad about them selves I am a...
    gailred gailred 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    I honestly want to go to Africa with like 10

    billion or something. Go there and build amenities there for the people. Urbanize the country such that they have clean water, proper sanitary systems and such.
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 16-17, M Feb 13

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    I've always wanted to make a difference in the

    world. I feel like there's more to me than just the average. I know I have the ability to do something better. I want to make the world a better place, and I know there's more to me, that I can.
    CSCE720 CSCE720 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Beautiful Lie

    What I would do with the world... I used to think I cared so deeply for the world and humanity, that the only thing that mattered to me was discovering the best way to "help" everyone.  This led to misplaced dreams of friendship, equity, and balance, and...
    flirtswithdisaster flirtswithdisaster 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2008

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    Teachers

    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Some of beautiful points to make a difference

    in the world..first yourself Wake up. Make a difference in yourself, for the better Remember there are three poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance Make it a habit to respect everyone Consider the people you see each day. Operate from a place of love Be kind to others...
    MyBoyyy MyBoyyy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    Forgive All and Say You Are Sorry...

    Like you, I want to make a difference in this world.  But I found that difference to be very different than saving the planet, recycling, or even keeping my noxious gas levels down. (though all of these issues are very important) I found that the very best way to...
    livingwell livingwell 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I don't just want to make history I want to

    change it. We are all making history everyday, at every moment the only difference between this and what is written in the books is people remember what's different and forgets what's all the same. Time makes history but change gives it life. I don't want to be great I want to...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Little Teddy Stoddard Derived From "Three Letters From Teddy" By Elizabeth Silance Ballard

    There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2013

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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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    I Know I Can't Change The World But I Can Make An Impact!

    I know that there will always be suffering but I can at least try to lessen it. I first had to change myself. I have changed and for the better. Just by doing this I've made a difference in my own life. I've even started making friends. So now I must take another step. I'm going...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Yes there is no better feeling than being loved. Just hearing the words I love you makes you feel like you are special and warm inside.Whether it's an I love you from your mum...
    frances91 frances91 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes I want to help people and make sure there is less suffering, poverty and pollution. Also make sure there is a future for this world that my children will one day be able to...
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I'm searching for like-minded, stable people who have the desire to keep this world from becoming a total shithole, to put it bluntly. I want to start an online community of good...
    rallyforpeace rallyforpeace 22-25 2 Responses Apr 1

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