On Making a Change – To The Youth


We all hear about the violence and hate that plague the world, but we don’t do anything about it. It’s not because we’re bad people, it’s just that we don’t know how to make a change. Making a change is much easier said than done – I’m pretty sure everyone has experienced this at some point in their life. In today’s news and politics, many people hear the opinions of others and take positions on them without even regarding their own situation….and yet they still complain when personal injustices are done unto themselves.

How can someone hope to be happy if he or she feels unhappy with the present situation? Many chose to accept the negativity around them for granted. After all, how can just one person change such big problems? Too many people today think about what others want. (I’m not talking about those who are REALLY in need, mind you.) Instead of cooperating, we try to push views on others that deep down, they most likely don’t accept.

Most countries today stand for something and want everyone to know about it. The US has done a pretty good job of emphasizing “freedom”, such a good job that people from all around the world want to live here. In fact, the US has affected the lives of everyone on the globe…..yet what do they think of it? To some, it’s appealing, to some, it’s not. Either way, a person’s moral allegiance will always pledge to himself.

On a daily basis, we accept the opinions of those we’ve never met in person, simply because they “appeal”. Many of these appealing aspects of life are actually traps. I can say first hand – today’s youth is engulfed by technology that is supposed to make our lives easier. In truth, it actually makes life more stressful, confusing, and ultimately – meaningless. When people are dissatisfied with their lives, they turn to their IPods for condolence. Instead of sitting with a laptop, try sitting and thinking to yourself.

What makes you happy? Unless you’re a serial killer, go out and do it! If you really accept something, go out and support it! Ultimately, all I’m saying is this: stand for what you believe in, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t fall in with the crowd. Today’s simplest pleasures are turning into quite complex ones, ones that will control your ability to live life normally, like a human being.

You want to know how to make a change? Go out and live life the way YOU want to, not the way one everyone says you should.

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Laptops: Mandatory by De facto 

Finally updated a photo from my World Politics course.

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