Which Way do I Go?
As I enter the 11th grade, my mind races at the reality of leaving high school and becoming an adult. I feel pressured to choose my life’s mission, yet I am barely able to take care of myself today. The idea of making a decision on what I will pursue in college is daunting, frustrating and scary. I know what my passions are, but I have not explored what it will or should say about my purpose in life. As I spend my years finding the true mean in Life, I finally realize I still have so much to discover before I learn what living a purposeful life truly means.
As I struggle to understand what a purposeful life should mean, I understand that each decision I make has a greater impact on my future than ever before. Over the last 11 years, I have learned that helping other people and putting their needs before my own for the greater good enhances my life. I feel richer and more complete as a young person for each life I impact.
There is a proverb which I carry deep into my heart; it reads, “Give a man a fish, he can eat for a day but teach a man to fish, he can eat for years to come”. This proverbial truth guides my thoughts on how to help those around me. From that phrase, I learned that I cannot just give my time but I must also teach other’s how to give from their heart as well. For in the end, there is one thing I always know and will always keep in my heart, which is caring for people and I have the ability to change the world.