“Live Your Values, Pursue Your Dreams, And Follow Your Passions”. This really implies the true ways we must do to have the best future life we could possibly have. Seeing through around the earth, we will find all kinds of people exist in the world. I think why those people are different from each other might be a difficult task to study—–which factor influences and drives them different. It is lucky that I am the one among them so I know that mine is my dream.
Over my life time I would like to achieve many things but there are three main things I would like to accomplish: to be a triumphant person, help my loving parents and most especially to serve my fellows. I have been exhilarating by my dream, from the day I knew why I came into the world to so far and even in future, which is making me different from others. It is a goal, an aim, a direction for my life. It is not strange from outside, but from inside.
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It is to be an engineer. At first, I could hardly decide what I want to be in the future because there are so many choices painted in my mind. But at this time, I am at the crossroads where I have to make decisions, specifically at my choice of course in the college and at the same time, my profession. With all the sacrifices and eschews that my parents are exerting just to send me in school, I don’t have reasons not to give my bests all the time. This is my second dream.
At that time, I have my job and I have something to make them feel so proud of me, I would like to give them the best life. I would like to make them feel comfortable and see sweet smiles in their faces. This is really the one I like to achieve in my life, mountains of words can’t explain how much I love and appreciate them. With all of my knowledge and values learned, I would like to share these to my fellows especially to those youths, in the future, by serving them with unconditional, whole-hearted and without any ambiguity or doubts.
This really shows our compassion and charitable heart for others. Simple dreams of mine for others but worth living reasons for me. I, together with my parents, have a simple means of living; but because of firm determination, strong faith in GOD, good values and virtues I assure that we will have the bests of life in the future not because of the luxuries but the richness of love, compassion for people and passion for God. These are my dreams, my inspiration which I have to work on for the future.
by Ashley, Grade 8
January 4, 2013
If flowers were only one color, would you grow them? If markers were only one color, would you color with them? If the world was only one color, would you live in it? There would be no more pinks and purples for little girls to make their dream princess dresses. There would be no more reds for guys to give their loved ones hearts on Valentine’s Day. Do you want to live in a world where there is no diversity? Do you want to live in a world where everything stays the same and there is no change? Do you want to live in a world where only one color covers the streets and the halls that you walk through and there is not a dot of another color anywhere? I don’t; I want to live in a world where everybody is equal and everybody works as one no matter what the color of their skin is.
Dr. King’s widely known speech “I Have a Dream” powerfully expressed the fact that it doesn’t matter what color you are; it just matters what is deep down in your heart. At the time African-Americans were being humiliated, hurt, and even killed for being brown skinned while others roamed the streets thinking they were better than everybody because they were white. Nobody wants to be criticized for being a certain color because colors are what make the world so bright. Everyone, white and black, went to witness the reading of Dr. King’s speech at the Lincoln Monument on August 28, 1963. They gathered together to realize that everyone is equal and everyone should be treated with respect. Shouldn’t we be able to do the same today?
The children are our future, and we need to make the world better for them. Dr. King states, “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” This quote is very important to me because without the generation that is alive today working together to put a stop to racism, there will not be a happy world left for future generations to come. Without love, hope, and happiness, there won’t be a better world for people to live in. We need to change our ways and make sure that whoever comes after will know that is okay to be the color you are and it is ok to be you.
One way we need to change our ways is by decreasing the violence in our society. Violence is not the answer for peace. Dr. King states, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” This means that we as African-Americans or any other race that was or still is being discriminated against should not hate or act bitter toward the people who are doing this to us. We should not react with violence but with intelligence and heart felt words that will let people understand the wrongs of racism and discrimination. Remember that two wrongs don’t make a right and with both sides reacting with violence, this world will never become a better place.
African-Americans are still discriminated against and hurt for being a different color. Dr. King says, “But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.” This statement means that even though our African-American ancestors have been through trials and tribulations to get us where we are today, there is still no freedom. We are still being hurt and criticized for being brown skinned when all African-Americans want is to be loved and appreciated for who we are and how God made us. He made all of us like this for a reason and that should be respected by any and everyone.
The life of everyone who lives in this world today is here for a reason. We all have a purpose in this world. We should all have the freedom to become lawyers, doctors, politicians, and teachers. We will be able to walk on streets and through hallways and not be afraid to say that we are proud of who we are. The colors of black and white will one day come together and form a beautiful creation just like the colorful rainbow forms a beautiful creation within the blue sky. Believe me that day will come. Dr. King’s dream will come true. It might not be today; it might not be tomorrow. But, someday we will be “free at last!”