“Where should I go?" -Alice. "That depends on where you want to end up." - The Cheshire Cat.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
My name is Benjamin
. . .and I believe oceans
are a precious resource
we need to protect
for future generations.
“We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
I think that it is easy to fall into a hole or hit a point in life where you don’t know what to do or feel like you are so insignificant compared to the whole universe that there is no point in trying to make a difference. I think that’s what stops some people from doing what they want and being happy. When you’re a little kid and you think you can do anything. When I was in third grade I would sit in school and talk to my two best friends about what color my house was going to be and how it would be right next to their houses and we would have cats and horses and a big swimming pool.
Hi. So my name is Lily. Nice to meet you. Over the past year, I've been going to COA classes and they have really made me think about how I want to live my life. They made me think about my impact on humanity. Who I am in this world could potentially only affect me. I am with myself everyday all day, and my life could be spent touching the hearts of no one and being a good person to only myself. However, I don’t want that. I want quite the opposite.
When I grow up, I want to be a surgeon. I want to save lives, and when doing so, I wish to affect the patient’s and their family’s memories and lives forever. I want to be a person who makes other people happy and while doing so, I want to be able to make myself happy. The reason for this is that I believe that we only have one life. This life that I have should be something that I enjoy and something that I can experience in great depth. I said earlier that I wanted to touch the hearts of many people in my actions. Becoming a surgeon would do just that
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
“If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
― David Levithan, Every Day