Be the Change You Want to See in the World Essay

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Patricia Rangel Mr. LoGalbo Survey Lit. th 7 period Reflection “Be the change that you want to see in the world” –Gandhi. Gandhi, the man who inspired human rights movements worldwide all by dramatically living the simple nonviolent life he preached, once said “you must be the change you want to see in this world”. We now see this quote everywhere; at churches, yoga centers, political rallies, on workshop flyers, and bumper stickers. But what does “be the change” mean? To be the change means to want, choose and commit your actions to do the right thing. This project has really opened my eyes to many disturbing worldwide concerns that people need to start paying attention to. At first, I thought that this project was meaningless and that it would only be like any other essay High School students are required to write; but as soon as I started to read and research about the horrifying things about child labor, I completely changed my opinion. I decided to volunteer at the Right Start Child Daycare for the service learning portion of this project, and I’m really glad I did. I chose to do so because one of the solutions we can do to stop child labor is to start giving kids an upright education. When I stepped in the daycare, I thought that it was going to be a really long day, and it turned out to be the complete opposite, I had such an amazing time helping kids learn how to write their names, paint pictures for their parents, we sang the ABC’s, and teaching them the numbers as well. I think that this project was a bit challenging and stressful because I had to decide what to focus my paper on, I had to choose what to volunteer in, then I had to contact different organizations and some of them wouldn’t even pick up the phone, others would say that they didn’t need any help, and
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