It may sound so cliché but yes, I want to make a difference. I want my existence to be meaningful, to be wonderful, to be unforgettable. I know a lot of people who were able to make and leave their legacies, and so I want myself too.
I would want to wake up one day with that genuine smile on my face, and then realizing how I was able to touch the lives of other people. I would want to wake up one day full of joy because I know I was able to make my own world of difference.
I believe I don't have to be rich just to be able to do that (though having money does help but it's not really a need). I believe you can start making a difference through doing simple things, or perhaps through maximizing what God has given you, your talents. Inspiring other people is really a tough job, but I guess if your intentions are real, it just comes out without you knowing it.
Oh! And let me say this, you don't have to neither push it nor rush it. Inspiring other people just happen. All you have to do is, do your thing.
Going back, the question now is, how would I be able to make a difference? Well, I guess everything should come from the heart. When you truly desire for it, you'll end up recognizing the fact that you've actually made a difference already.
Let me cite some of the things I know on how to be different. One, since everybody is talking about it, then be it. Register and vote for the upcoming 2010 elections. Never ever think that your vote would just be worthless because there's a big possibility that cheaters might win. Imagine, what if all the other youths or voters in general are thinking the way you do, then there would really be no difference, right?
Two, if you love blogging, then use this medium to voice out your opinions, points of view, your commentaries, or even by simply sharing what you've learned from your past and present mistakes in life. It might not make sense for you but you'd never know how it might affect other people's lives.
Three, if you think you're being fooled, speak up! Never allow yourself to wake up one day realizing that you allowed yourself to be a slave of lies. I'm not saying you involve yourself in a fight. Hey, you can always talk and listen without arguing, right? Now, if you don't meet halfway, I guess it would be best to just quit and go (with all the responsibilities on the side of course).
Four, never think that you can't do anything to change the world. A simple act of virtue is enough. You don't have to go around the city and feed the hungry or give home to the homeless, a simple gesture of care is enough. Start it within your community. I swear, you'll realize there's so much that you can do.
Five, dream big and pursue it. Actually, dreaming and realizing them is making a difference (I'm talking about real dreams here). For instance, dreaming of becoming the best person that you can be is actually an act of uniqueness already. I am a living testimony to that because that's my ultimate dream (hehehe). I've always lived my life in accordance to what I believe, because this is how I would want to make a difference. I want to be a good example to my fellows, to my friends, to my younger siblings, and to the younger generations (which include my pamangkins). So start dreaming now (and make sure you'll realize them)!
. . . and the list goes on and on and on.
There are so many things that you can do. I just can't write them all because I too have to discover them. I am just so excited to discover them actually. So eager that I would want it to happen soon.
Now, do I make sense here (or did I make any difference with how you think now [hehe])?