Understand

We all come to a point in our lives where we have an epiphany. We realize where we have been, where we are at, and where we are going. For some, it last for a short period of time. For others, it is a lengthy realization. You have met those people that have influenced your life, and those who have permanently damaged it. You experienced those situations that have taught you life lessons, and those that have knocked you down to the worse of what life has to offer. Nevertheless, as we naively move forward, and the perception of our future is shaped by the experiences of our past, we are all distinctly molded differently based on those experiences. But what many of us may not realize is that we are all more alike than we are different…

Many of us walk around with the majority of our personalities under water – like a floating iceberg, fearfully drowning from the expectations from family, friends, and society. Some choose to show people only what they feel comfortable showing, or what they think people want to see. But we all have people in our lives that we think we know, but have no idea, however wrong or right their situations may be perceived.

We spend so much time just knowing each other on the surface, selfishly racking up that Facebook friend count and drinking buddies, that we no longer take the time and effort to develop real relationships and understand why we are the way we are. Because if we did, we probably realize that our reality is not the only one…

So I compel you…to discuss, to agree, to disagree, and to agree to disagree. I compel you to be genuine, extend your hand, pay it forward, adhere to the golden rule, and put action to your words, but take responsibility of those actions. I compel you to be passionate about something that is bigger than yourself! I compel to you to take time to understand someone, whether you agree or disagree with them.

And I compel you…to be the change you wish to see in the world. You may realize that we are all more alike than we are different…

Have A Great Fall Semester!
Always remember to be the change you wish to see in the world…

Happy Endings,
– PeeJay

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