When i was younger i was never a fan of community service. Not until i actually went out and performed some act of kindness. It was a Tuesday night, and for the very first time i was delivering packages of food to the poor. I knocked on the door and was greeted by a middle-aged woman, with several children behind her. When she realized what i had come for, she gave me the biggest smile i had ever seen. It made me feel so special and accomplished. I was really proud of myself. It was at that point that i began to understand community service and the effects it has on others.
Being a member of the Baruch College Honors program, i have a variety of responsibilities. One of the most important responsibilities is giving back to our community. Whether its through tutoring younger children, delivering packages to the poor, or collecting money for the poor, one must give back to society.
As Baruch Honors scholars, a variety of people look up to us. We must set an example for all scholars, whether its current students or future students, and go out and perform these simple acts of kindness. We must not be selfish. People have given us and its now our turn to give back. For those that think twice about doing community service just ask yourself: what if i was in that position?