A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe,
a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself,
his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the
rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our
personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest
to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison
by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living
creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." is
a quote by Albert Einstein that represents how my mentality
on society and the world around me works. It is not impossible
for a single person to change the world. All it takes is
dedication, willingness and innovation to succeed. If everyone
decides to make a humble deed, this world would be a better
place. Crime will be diminished and children would be more
motivated to succeed in life.
Every morning as I step out of my house I look at my surroundings.
I witness students deciding to go somewhere else rather
than attending school. It frightens me to learn how over
the years these children are getting younger and younger.
The ages range from nine to fourteen, it is very unfortunate
to know that these kids are desecrating valuable time. To
me it is very heartbreaking to observe this situation. I
feel that everyone is capable of reaching their goals, but
what they need is motivation. People that are being pushed
into the wrong path need to find their guardian angel, an
angel that can be you or me.
I am very proud to be part of many organizations to help
out those in need. I know I was put in this world to make
a difference. I dedicate my time in mentoring children,
helping them out in everything they need help in. I am a
member of the Big Brothers and Sisters, where I work with
a little girl and treat her as a sister. In addition I have
volunteered in many Elementary Schools where I teach students
the significance of succeeding. I am currently a peer counselor
at my school; my job is to motivate my peers to attend college.
It is our duty to make the future of tomorrow better than
today. Just like human beings are a big concern, this Planet
concerns me as well. I know that someone has to do something
to stop pollution. I have beeen part of a team called "SLABT"
(South Los Angeles Beautificaiton Team), where it helped
me realize how important it is to keep our neighborhoods
clean and non-violent. I help in beautifying the streets
by cleaning and picking up trash and properly disposing
of it. Thanks to SLABT I have a different perspective towards
the world. I know that if we do not take care of it, soon
it will be devastated by our own destruction.
Animals are also beings that need love. I am very compassionate
about them just like I am with the children and the environment.
It is sad to know that animals are mistreated and slaughtered
for food. They endure great pains that any living organism
shouldn't undergo. I am a vegetarian who cares a lot about
the animal's impact on our planet, and believe that they
should be protected at all costs. I try to show my compassion
by informing the general public about the atrocities being
committed everyday. My goal is to transform them into vegetarians
and to teach them how one person can save thousands of animals
in a year.
With all the turmoil in the world today, I believe it is
our task to move towards a better future, not just as individuals,
but as one big family working to make this, planet earth,
our home, a better place in the vast universe ahead of us.
As a member of the Ephebian society I have made an oath,
an oath that I will carry along with strong devotion. "We
will transmit this city..." is a line that I will take
to actions. Every one has the ability to be compassionate.
I am very grateful with God for shaping me into what I have
become and hope that he continues to enlighten my life so
that I can keep on giving back to this beautiful world.
I have many dreams and among them is to change people's
perspective towards the environment, the animals, and the
children that are in need of a positive role model in their
life. Just like Albert Einstein once said, we need to get
out of that prison and widen our kindness to succeed in
the ultimate goal and rid this world of all the evil that
lurks within it.