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How can I change the world?

From a young age, I have always believed that I could change the world if I put my mind to it. I have shared this with my school counselor and all she keeps telling me is that I have to learn how to better myself first. I do not agree with her because I do not understand how learning to make yourself better makes you capable of changing the world. I think anyone can change the world whether or not they improve themselves. Am I wrong? If so, how can I change the world?

Ashley Howard

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Heather Maxwell on June 25, 2018

I agree with your school counselor. I do not believe you can wake up one day and get on a quest to change the world. Changing the world requires making yourself better as your counselor suggested. It does not mean that there is something wrong with who you are now. It simply means that there are certain things you might need to learn in order to make a difference. For instance, if I wanted to change the world by becoming an international motivational speaker, I would have to learn how to make myself better in terms of confidence and getting more knowledge. By doing so, I would not be changing who I currently am. I would simply be making myself better to make it even more possible for me to make a difference in the world.

Onto how you change the world; there are a number of things you can do to get on the right path towards making a difference in the world. These include:

  • Mentorship

If you are sure about what you want to do to change the world, you might benefit from getting a mentor who is already involved in what you want to do. A mentor is important because he/she will teach you some lessons they have learned along the way and also the mistakes they have made on their journey. This will not only give you an idea of what to expect but also help you avoid some of the mistakes others have made.

  • Start Where You Are

Most people with the desire to change the world postpone beginning because they believe they need to have certain things like influence, money, and power to make a difference. These things do not have to be there for you to start taking actions towards changing the world. You should start where you are and you will see a difference in your influence, the amount of money you have and your power as you go forward. Therefore, make the decision to begin now!

  • Acquire Knowledge

They say knowledge is power. To make a difference in the world, you need a lot of knowledge that will come in handy when you are making decisions.  You can go back to school and get an education on the area you want to pursue or read as much as you can on that topic. This will really help you understand the field and improve your chances of actually making a difference. 

Ronald Miller8 months ago

I also think that before I change the world, I need to prepare myself. Because anyone that tries to change the world without making an effort – academic or not – to improve themselves can make a change, yes, but it’ll be a predictable bad change. But if we learn how to make ourselves better, we’ll get an idea on how to make others better too and that way, we’ll make the world a better place. You can make yourself better with a mentor or alone, by going to school or reading on your own, just try to do it. 

Craig Stewart10 months ago

I believe that the only way I change the world is with the help of believing in myself and the idea I have in mind that I can change the world. If you look at the people who have changed the world, you will notice that they have one thing in common; they all believed in themselves and the idea they were selling to the people. For example, Mother Teresa decided she would use love and compassion to change the world in her own way. She did not get education or mentorship. She simply believed in herself enough to share her beliefs with the world and it worked for her. Therefore, I don’t think you really need to change to make a difference. You only need to believe in your vision and in your ability to do it. If you listen to people too much, you might never get to do it. So start now and believe in yourself all the way. 

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