I am excited to finally leave high school and step out into the real world. Living in the big city seems to open so many doors that inspires my imagination. I dream of a penthouse suite overlooking central park, a lexus, motorcycle, and jeep, influencing millions, and maybe a destined lover by my side. I wonder about the different places I can be, different faces I will meet, and extraordinary days I will experience as the doors of opportunity present themselves to me. I hope to not only achieve my goals but to soak in every bit of moral and life lesson while sprinting towards it. I wish to be the best I can possibly ever be and more.
As a man with food on his table, a shelter over his head, and love from close friends and family I have the obligation to give back to those less fortunate. It was only by chance that God has put me where I am today. Why shouldn’t I live everyday grateful. I am not, after all, poor or without love. I do not go home to abusive parents, suffer from cancer, or live in fear of death from either violence or war. By luck alone, I am without great pain in my life, and for that I am grateful.
Maybe it is time those who are happy and can give back, give back. Happiness is currently scarce. What is abundant is greed, hate, and discrimination. And with that unemployment, violence and war. Changing the world only needs several individuals to change themselves. Jim Rohn said “To have a better life, work on a better you”.