When I was younger I was taught to dream big! If I didn’t wouldn’t I fall short? If people didn’t dream, then would we be where we are today?
Everyday when I sit by my parents in the car at a red light, in the drizzling rain, or a scorching day, I think about all the cars and the pollution that is caused from idling at stop signs, red lights, border crossings, and traffic jams….Things like these always pop up in my head…
What should I do?
Do I live life eating, sleeping, and taking from the world, but never giving back?
I don’t want to live like that. Adding garbage to the landfills, adding pollution to the beautiful air everyone breathes in, or wasting electricity and energy that someone else could use.
I want to make an impact on the world, I want to have bright ideas that will not only benefit myself but benefit others for the greater good.
I want to make other’s live’s easier, because I am so blessed to live in Vancouver, have a loving family, and have my basic needs and sometimes wants met on a regular basis. I have all these blessings and I feel obligated to make a change in this world. By helping others, by changing the cycle of poverty, by helping with the process of finding cures to incurable diseases, to make sure everyone knows that they are loved so they don’t have to feel depressed, lonely, or finding love in the wrong places.
What our world needs love. People who feel obligated to give. People who care. People who want to dedicate their lives to help other people.
I don’t want to be a person that needs recognition, what I want is to know that I have changed someone’s life for the better.
I want to do all of these things, but I know that many of the worlds problems come from a lack of education, money, and love.
I hope that I can work the hardest that I can and do the best that I can to get a good education so I get a better understanding of how I can make a change, an impact on the human race.
That is why, I want to share my goal with the world at least right now… once I share it, I know it will be a reality, and that I will need to work hard to make my dreams come true.
I really want to go to Harvard someday, which is highly unlikely, but I’m still willing to try my best. And if I don’t make it, at least I tried, and won’t live my life with regret or ever wondering what would happen if I had tried.
My blog was created in 2012 because I wanted to go to Harvard. That was my definition of”success.’ But it is so much more than that. So many people along the way tell me that it’s too hard, and that it can’t be done. But after meeting two guys named Alex and Evan who attend Harvard, a spark ignited inside of me. It gave me a hope, a sense of determination to try again. Since 2012, I tried my best and did extra work but I didn’t start studying for AP’s or SAT’s and now when my dream has become so much more clearer, I understand that it’s only going to be an uphill climb.
I’m not doing it for myself, I’m actually not sure who I’m doing it for. But Harvard is just a goal of mine that’s in the way of me trying to make an impact.
Hopefully in a year, when I reflect back on this post and on my blog on general, I can say that I did the best I could do.
Quote from myself a month ago, great words of advice:”When you look back and realize that there’s nothing else you could have done. That you’ve tried your hardest, and given it your 110%, then that’s when you can say,” I told you so!” You proved them wrong. You proved the people who doubted you, the people who didn’t believe in you, that you are capable of love and success. That you are capable of anything, when you work so hard, that no one can deny your capabilities. So don’t let them get to you, you are so much stronger than that. Work your butt off, because when the day comes, it will be totally worth it”