Making a Difference Essay

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I believe everyone can make a difference. We need to change our thinking from “I’m only one person, how can I do anything?” to “What can I do to make a change?” This is a problem in our generation and we need to fix our thinking. Everyone thinks that they are just one person and there is just seven billion other people out there who will do the work, when in fact it starts with us. Whether it is a speech, a movement, or a protest, one single person can make a change in their community. When someone stands up for what they believe in, a series of chain events can occur leading to many things. People in the past took responsibility for solving problems. One example would be Dr. Martin L. King. King an African American who made a speech protesting equality. This speech had a great impact on society. Although, it was not only him who did something to solve this problem his speech lead to people being enlightened, allowing them to think about the racial problems. This lead to other events, which lead to the equality of all. In the book A Tale of Two Cities one person made a significant difference, Dr. Manette. This man spent 18 years in the Bastille and after being let out he was considered a patriot. He made a significant difference in the life of Charles Darnay. He saved Darnay’s life twice. He never gave up on Darnay, and he used his statues to help him out as much as he possibly could. Dr. Manatte made a significant difference in the plot od the story. As you go through history the people who made a difference in society all share in some of the same characteristics. Resilience is a major attribute these people have. They do not give up when something pushes them down, but uses that to make them better. They also have patience and persistence. Situations do not change overnight. Without persistence and patience many historical figures would not have made the
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