Generation of the Super Youth
“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucious
Making a difference is an overly intimidating statement due to the levels of responsibility and liability involved. Superheroes, politicians, businessmen and extraordinary people are typically what first come to mind. Personally, the difference I make may be as essential to society. However, the real question is -- how?
As a junior student of one of the most prominent institutions in the Northern region of the Philippines, I can start from small things. But then, we go back to the question, how do we define "small things"? Small things to me mean starting from within. I may not be as extravagant as saving the world from alien invaders but I can start from self reflection. Knowing myself specifically my strengths and my weaknesses can greatly affect my vision of the world. Keeping a positive perception of life would make me strive to be a better person every day. For that, I can be a standard for optimism and joy to others. Particularly, being a role model for the lower years by studying hard with conviction, excellence, and confidence but importantly keeping my feet on the ground as a source of inspiration to my fellow students. I strongly believe that the family is the basic foundation of society and being a good child to my parents is necessary for being the successors of the world. No matter how overstated this cliché may be - parents know best, I still hold on to it. There is nothing more that they want for us than success in all our endeavours which require mental, social, emotional, and spiritual growth and maturity. As the youth struggle to be better people, a brighter future is up ahead. I may not be Captain...