From: I was born in Congo DRC. But the longest place I have lived so far is South Africa, Cape Town. This is my third year in the country, and now I live in Charlottesville. I also lived in Burundi, Tanzania, and Mozambique so far. I don’t know what’s next
Grade: Junior at Charlottesville High School
Things I like doing: I enjoy hiking, hanging out with friends, listening to music( The Script coolest band ever!), taking pictures(with any camera), eating(any food is fine with me), traveling the world one day, reading, love nickelodeon, watching movies and tv and many more.
Favorite Quotes: ¨Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.¨ -Doctor Seuss
¨Even I can tell that hatred is spreading. I wanted to do something about it…but I don’t know what. I believe… that someday the day will come when people truly understand one another!! If I can’t find the answer, it will be up to you to do it!!¨ – Jiraiya
How I identify myself: Pioneer, cheerful, happy, loyal, researcher, self-proclaim, and different.
If you really trying to understand me… All you have to do is just be yourself, and I would also show you true myself . So if you keep being you and I keep being me. Then everything would be fine with me, and I have a really hard time trusting people. So for me the most important thing would be integrity because I truly believe in Integrity; so don’t lie to much because lying just breaks trust among people, and brings only hate.
What does it mean to be a global citizen? November 5, 2015
Since I was a young boy I have always asked myself; why is this world so corrupted? what can I do to solve all of this corruption? is there a part I can play in order to bring this world into a truce? is there anything I can do? Even at a very young age I began to see that there is a lot of corruption in our world, and I began to wonder if they I would ever be a part of the team that would bring this world to a truce.
During my freshman year of high school I joined Amnesty International club at our school. This is when I saw answers to the question, what does it mean to be a global citizen?
When joining Amnesty I began to find answers to all the question I used to ask myself when I was still young. I began to take action on issues that affect local, state, national, and even global. It could be issues such as; rape around the community or raising money to help Syrian refugee. When I began to take action on issues I began to see answers too many of my question about changing the world. My answer for the question would be, “ I get to make the world better, and I became a positive force.” That was the answer. That is what a global citizen have to do and that is what I think every global citizen should try to enforce.
I know there is a lot of issues that still need to be deal with. Even the smallest thing you do to just change the world can bring upon change. I believe that everyone can change the world and they just have to believe that they can. Even the smallest change you bring into the community can change the way of a country and the world. Even though it would take time for the world to come to a truce but we can’t just sit down and wait for someone else to do it for you. You have to get up and take action to bring this world to a truce. You don’t have to wait for these idiotic adults who want to bring this world to a truce but they never sit down with one another and reach to a truce. You have to take action in the issues you care about because that’s what global citizen do.
Can Social Action Change People’s Behavior? November 5, 2015
“They say if you truly want to know yourself, look at your five closest friends.” That is why I action are changed by those who you sociales with. Our friends are the people who push us forward and also can push us back. It’s our friends who play a huge role in influences our choices and decision. Our friends are the people that changes our behaviors. As you see, as a young student I didn’t have to increase my grades till all of my friends start too. That is why if you hang out with bad friends you may turn out to be just like them. They is a say in swahili which say “If you hang out with a thief, you will turn out to be a thief in yourself.”
In 2008 a boy moved to the flat I used to stay. The first time I saw the boy was very quiet, calm, and just seem like the kid who would never do anything bad. In the flat that used to stay they used to live boys who were very playful, and just very troublesome around the town. So as you may know when the boy started playing the troublesome boys who lived in town after month or so the boy started to change very dramatic. He began to respond to his mother in a very disrespectful way to his grown up, he began to skip school, and even got into a lot of fights. I was really shock, to see the boy that he changed so dramatically. He just hanged out with the boys who I used to know very well, and used to live with for over 5 years and it just took him months for him to change.
It our social companion that change our behaviors, and make who we are. It’s because of our social action that we follow our friends leads into the people who we are. The thing that I mostly grab from the story is the action the boy that I mention who change so fast because of the action he chose to with hangout the troublesome; this show that the social action we take can affect our behaviors in so many different ways. So if you are try to not change your behaviors you going to have to follow Ralph Waldo Emerson philosophy. You going to have to be a nonconformist.
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