Essay on Change the World in a Day

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The problems facing the world today are great, and will require the efforts of billions of people working together to overcome them. How could such an endeavor occur in one day? The answer is that change begins inside oneself. The great change-agent Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves. Yet, once each individual is committed to change and acts upon that commitment, the world will change.

First, I would raise awareness that each person needs to change. Ghandi understood that the beginning of change is awareness. We cannot change what we do not acknowledge. By becoming more aware, we begin the process of change. I would accomplish this by having an ad at the next Superbowl. This ad would advertise a person realizing his or her own mistakes and correcting them.This ad would represent a person being aware of themselves rather than every other thing around them.

To be the change we want to see in the world, we don’t have to be loud, nor do we have to be eloquent or elected. We do, however, have to be committed. All significant changes throughout history have occurred not because of nations, armies, governments and certainly not committees; they happened as a result of the courage and commitment of individuals like Ghandi. To increase individuals' commitment to change, I would start a website similar to a website known as GreenAllowance. The…