To Make the World a Better Place

Topics: Want, Need, Homelessness Pages: 1 (376 words) Published: April 30, 2013
Ryan Fitzgerald
Coach Sporrer
12 April 2013
To Make the World a Better Place
In order to make the world a better place to live in, instead of thinking big like most of us feel the need to (living in poverty ridden lands to feed the hungry, building homeless shelters, ect.), in college, I feel that I am going to start small in a sense though not excluding the possibility of doing something extensive in later years. The way I want to make at least where I live a better place is through helping people in need, by being a light in a dark world. Though I have not been to college yet, from what I have heard it seems pretty corrupt and perverse, from getting the amount of freedom we do all at once. If I can, I want to be there for anybody who will listen, to help save themselves in the long run, or at least in their college life, to make better choices.

Although this idea might seem completely lame to some, it is what I have been brought up to believe, to try to show Jesus to all I meet to the best of my ability. In doing so, it is my hope that others will join me and it might become a sort of “pass it forward” kind of theme. This at least is my hope for my college life, to maybe volunteer at soup kitchens, and other volunteer opportunities when time allows. Though these small acts might not “change the world”, they will at least get me in a state of wanting to make the world a better place, so when I get out of college actually have the time and resources to do something substantial, it will be in my second nature, and it will be easier to find great things in which to help my community, and the world a better place. One extensive thing that I feel like I might want to do when I get older is to help build water wells in foreign countries to help out the people who have no clean water. One well give water to a whole town for years to come, which is a pretty decent act.
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