I Hope So...one Day

i really want to make a difference..i want to go down in History..i want to be a Role Model..i REALLY WANT TO CHANGE THIS WORLD into Something extraordinary.....

But i dont know where to Start....
lately ive been playing around with life and school....school ended already just need 2 get my report card nd well yeah but other than that...i would Love to Start Acting...i want to Own a Tv Show..
but yea...those r just Dreams....

ughh i wanna make a Difference in the world
SourLove SourLove
18-21, F
4 Responses Jun 14, 2007

Radiant, the story you shared is so right on. Your parents and grandmother were wonderful role models. <br />
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Isn't it true that when we give to others, we get even more out of it than they do?! <br />
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This is how to change the world, one person or one step at a time. And at times it will seem futile, but it is never hopeless. <br />
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Blessings upon you!

I have some suggestions on where to start. However, don't let it be about going down in history. If you make significant change in the world, even minimal change, that will be an achievement whether you're recognized or not. <br />
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First, get involved in volunteer work, in any capacity. When you do this you'll likely make connections with others and you'll be overwhelmed with options about how to make a difference. Additionally, you'll likely gain skills and experience to put on your resume that will be helpful in life. My career began as a result of volunteering! <br />
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Next, I'd get on some forums and share ideas with people, but not to argue or endlessly debate differing opinions -- but rather to share creative solutions and a new perspective on various issues.<br />
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Always approach issues with a causal perspective, that is, ask yourself and others WHY things are like they are, and the solutions will usually be quite clear. Don't evaluate issues by the SYMPTOMS, but rather by the CAUSE of the symptoms, and everything will have a clearer perspective that can be used to do great things. <br />
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When I was younger I wanted to be a messiah of sorts, reach out and make a huge impact. I've learned that the small efforts I make are more within my reach, and they do spread, especially when you share them via the internet and other networking resources. <br />
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Join a community service organization or work through a church, whatever feels right to you. Ask yourself what your interest and talents are, and choose to work in those areas, you'll find it so rewarding! And sometimes this can lead to a career doing what you really love.<br />
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God bless you in your efforts, heart after my own heart. I know exactly how you feel, and remember this above all else, especially when you hear people ask what life is all about:<br />
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"The Meaning Of Life Is To Live A Life Of Meaning"<br />
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You are well on your way to making a difference for positive change!!

Wow... your parents definetly were role models for how to make a difference... <br />
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Making a difference for me... isn't about personal gain... recognition...or fame... for me ... it's about toudhing the heart and soul of another person... especially those who may be hurting... neglected... abused... looked down on... <br />
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It's just that sometimes... most of the time... I feel like it's not enough... like I can't do everything I need to ... or want... <br />
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and sometimes I struggle with what it is that I am doing... if there is another purpose for me... if what I do everyday is making a true difference...<br />
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I hope that someday... my children hear the same stories that you hear about your parents... that would make it all worthwhile for me... not that I received any recognition... but that I did indeed make a difference... <br />
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a fellow teacher...<br />
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~ j771

Hi everyone, <br />
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We all make a difference when we choose to encourage ourself and others to do what is good. <br />
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It is seemingly LITTLE THINGS that are TRULY THE THINGS THAT BECOME GREAT. Few of us have a special calling to conquor something, or find a formula, or create a great new engine or medicine.<br />
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My grandmother started me out well.<br />
She said that I was growing on the earth like a Sunflower, and that my natural inclination was to follow what was good and lovely, just like the sunflower faces and follows the sun as it travels across the sky.<br />
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My Dad and Mom gave great examples of this. They regularly talked about issues of the day from school problems and local politics to global happenings and how people seem to always find ways to argue and get angry, while other people find ways to agree on something and make peace. They taught us communication tecniques for gaining unerstanding of another indivudual and for giving indeas back that leave the other person open to dialogue...that does not shut that person down or alienate them. <br />
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They also saw to it that we were always in an environment of different nationalities and languages, and they NEVER made a bad inuendo or remark about someone that was different from us. They made it appear that different skin tones, languages, religions and politics are to be respected and shared. <br />
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During my entire childhood, we had what our family called "projects". <br />
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We visited the elderly,whether at their home or in a convalescent hoospital. Many times, I watched my dad and mom chat with some elderly person for several minutes and bring a smile to their face, then they would find out what they nedd and get it for them. <br />
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For three years, I watched my mom walk down a busy hallway at a convalescent hospital to a room that was away from all the buseling activity. There in a lonely room lay a woman in her 90's. She could not move her legs or right arm. She was alert and oriented and talked. Mom would hold her hand, tell her of the latest happenings locally and abroad and finish with a question...."Would you like me to get you anything?"<br />
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Sometimes it was a blanket, or water, or pain medication that she needed.<br />
Other times she would simply thank mom for the visit and ask her to come again. <br />
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We made gift baskets and took them to neighbors or families having a hard time. <br />
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We had people over for dinner regularily. <br />
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Since my mom was a professor at a local university, she would tutor some kids that were having a difficult time in some subject. She often would not receive payment. <br />
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During the summers, we took in college students that could not make it back home due to finances. <br />
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Mom would often take a struggling student aside after school hours and <br />
just talk, try to get to know them and why they made the choices that they made. She was instrumental in helping hundreds of students to learn how to make better life long decisions. <br />
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Later, when I was working in the same town, I was priviledged to become a mentor to many of these students, as they came through my business and became employees. <br />
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THESE PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW THAT I WAS THEIR TEACHER'S DAUGHTER, but I heard story after story about how " Professor..... helped me with,...taught me,....scolded me and made me see thus and thus, and now I know she was right,... she taught me how to stop and think,... and the comments went on and on. <br />
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To this day, I cringe and cry when I see the pain that others inflict on the elderly. I am angered by the stupidity of those who distrust or hate someone who is of a different race, religion, or political ideology and I do MY BEST to write and speak in ways that open people up to the possibilities of become more in tune with themselves and others. <br />
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My parents and grandma did well, I think. They did not become famous or rich. They did not shake the world with some great thing but their influence is even more powerful.<br />
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They are examples of how YOU and I can be like the silent energy within the roots of great trees that spread throughout the entire earth. <br />
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YOU are doing something powerful ALL THE TIME just because you are here. <br />
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I write this to encourage YOUR DESIRE to do well. <br />
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Sincerely, <br />
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R