Lontoc, Shelah Mae H.
Mr. Jing Jay Bautista
“The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” ~Leo Rosten
Attending the assembly for students who are taking up NSTP made me grasp the idea on how vital volunteering is. The event served as an eye-opener for a newbie like me. Through it, I learned a lot of stuffs. Societies and communities depend on volunteers. Volunteering is perhaps the most valuable way for us to help our community. First, volunteering not only aids and welfares one’s community however, in a way, it profits the volunteers themselves. I deem, for instance that volunteering makes a person feel praiseworthy, as if they’ve successfully done something since they contributed to make someone else’s life better or they made a difference in their community somehow. Moreover, volunteering also shows that that person is assiduous, gentle, and good-hearted, because he/she is generous enough to give up and sacrifice a few hours of their time to lay it into their community. Furthermore, it is also serving others without presuming to get anything in return. On the other hand, the lecture made me realize that volunteers are not paid because they are priceless. I suppose volunteers are the only human beings on this planet who mirror this nation's benevolence, altruistic caring, endurance, and just pure love for one other. I salute those people who never fail to offer their hands to the needy people on various barangays. The true essence of existing is really serving our fellowmen. We don’t know how many people’s lives are interweaved with us so we should be of service to everyone on our community.
Hence, taking up NSTP is really a must for college students since it is through this that we’ll be able know the importance of being community-involved and aware of our capabilities and potentials...
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