From an early age, many of us are told from an early age that we have the power to change the world. The encouragement and support is nice to hear that someone believes in us. But it’s also a lot of pressure. I mean, what does it even mean to change the world? What does it involve? Is there a limit to age or anything else?
Every person defines what it means to change the world differently than the next person. I think it’s pretty clear that there’s no limit to how old or young you are, you can change the world. You have the power to change the world, that’s obvious to say the least. It’s always inspiring to me whenever people who are very young, even younger than me do something incredible. Girls like Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who was shot in the head when she was just 15 years old. Yousafzai’s father runs the school for girls and supports his daughters passion. Even after her assassination attempt, she hasn’t stopped fighting for girls. She even became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner which is pretty impressive.
This story of one teenage girl fighting for what she believes in makes me further believe that all things are possible. Anybody can make an impact however they chose if they care about something enough. Our passions are enough to change the current state of the world. How many times have you been told that if you don’t like something, change it? That is absolutely true and it’s important to do.
Malala is just one of many smart and inspiring teens who have a dream and go after it. They don’t let anything stop them and that’s what helps them change the world. It can be a lot of pressure to put on yourself in terms of making the world a better place. You can get caught up in being so set on making a difference. On not just standing by and actually getting involved and doing something. It can be easy to get into the habit of feeling stuck, like you can’t make a difference. The point is, don’t put pressure on yourself. Use your influence and you’re voice in order to do what you’re passionate about.