But Will It Ever Change?
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

But will it ever change?

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."

But will it ever change?

I constantly have random thoughts wandering throughout my mind every second of the day. Today I had one which I dwelled on more than usual.

The amount of suffering in this world is unreal. Especially for those living in foreign countries such as Syria, where innocent people are killed everyday, sometimes on purpose and other times because of "collateral damage" due to war and politics. The current weather in certain regions of Pakistan is the hottest it has been in years, creating more hardships for those who live in homes made of mud and literal straws. Suicide rates are rising everyday and are becoming less and less surprising because of how often they occur. With all this said I ask myself one question. But will it ever change?

Will there be a day the bloodshed of innocent people comes to an end and we as humans can live in peace amongst one another? Will the poor in Pakistan, India, even Africa ever be able to wake up without the stresses of how they will make it through another day of figuring out how to feed their families? Will a person who is emotionally broken feel as if though they might have something left to live for?

The reality of the situation is we live in a society where these things will never completely end. As much as I wish there was a way they could, they won't. I ask myself again, but will they change?

In regard to anything, change takes a great deal of patience and time. Just because we don't have the power to put a complete stop to unfortunate situations in life, doesn't mean we shouldn't try. If you think the prayer you're making while sitting in an air conditioned room doesn't count or help anyone, you're wrong. If you think donating old clothes doesn't benefit someone too much, you're wrong. If you think taking the time to make yourself aware of the topic of mental health won't do much, you're also wrong.

We sometimes accept the fact that our actions and prayers can't make much of a difference. It's hard to feel like they ever will because of tragedy after tragedy seen on the news everyday. But making room in your heart to sympathize, educate, and understand the circumstances of others will never be something that takes society in the opposite direction. If anything, it is one step in the right direction.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments