Find Your Voice

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this essay is about finding your voice and speaking up for you believe in. it's about making a change in the world, for the better.

Submitted: November 28, 2017

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 Some people don’t like to talk. They are afraid to stand up for what they believe in. And I should know. I am one of those people. At least, I was. I’m the typical person you’d find in the back of the class, hunched over a book. The one who hates oral reports but pours herself out on paper. I still am that girl. But now I realize: I can be quiet, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have things to say. And why should I keep those things inside? What’s the point of thoughts if they are locked away inside you? And right now, those thoughts are more important than ever. The hate that is spreading through our communities, through our lives that once was never there should be stopped. But it won’t happen on its own. Quoting Gandhi, “be the change you want to see in the world”  That clearly states: Stand up for what you believe! Speak up, don’t let others tell you what to say. Help change the wide mass of fear and hatred engulfing our country. Who cares what color your skin is? White, black, brown, they’re just colors. Labels. The way you look or the way someone else looks should not define you! So what if you look different than the person sitting next to you? So what if you have blonde hair and the person next to you black? Why should it matter? We should be proud of our differences, of our heritage, not hate it. Many people fear “different”, believing it’s bad, or that anybody not exactly like them is “bad”. We fear what we don’t know, what we don’t understand, but why shouldn’t we just try to learn more about it, instead of shunning the people that are weird. We need difference and diversity, I mean, think of how boring the world would be if we were all the same! So now, I urge you, take a chance, and help make our world a better place. For everyone.

 


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