Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the present

I think the lesson from the Stanford student’s story is that people should give a hand to those in need. The story for me is talking about how much he learned about himself and about society during his volunteer work. His story also reflects an aspect of today’s society where people want an immediate reward for their actions. People expect to get six pack abs after one week at the GYM and a paycheck after one day of work, everything needs to be fast. However, life doesn’t work like that; one has to be patient and persistent. Even though sometimes the goal seems to be centuries away, every small step gets you closer and closer to your goal.

Although I always try to be hopeful and optimistic, I don’t think there could ever be a perfect society where homelessness doesn't exist. There will always be injustice and despair. The confrontation between right and wrong, the ying and the yang, the good and the evil is inevitable. But one think I’m sure about is that there will always be people who will try to solve these endless obstacles. I’m pretty sure my grandchildren will face many of today’s obstacles, but hopefully they could go back and learned from today’s successes and mistakes. I’m not saying they’re going to travel back in time, I’m saying that they can learn from our present efforts to eradicate the many obstacles the planet faces today. This is how our present technology, medicine, culture, and life have been created. Today’s culture is not way closer to perfection, but every single act of honestly and selflessness is a step closer to a better society.


Israel Montero said...

This is so true if we are honest and selfless with our selves and the community our society will be much a better one to live in. Great job Ricardo! :)

Enrique Cardon said...

You are right, people are too focused on immediate results, I wonder why? However, if we take many small steps, then they will eventually equal the large steps that we could not have all done at once.