Is my life more valuable than my classmate’s?

On a fundamental level, how much horror would have to happen to for you to speak up?

Who do you support in their darkest hours?  Who supports you?

What are you passionate about?  What could you do today that would help one person?

What does it mean to be human?

Take some time, these questions are very solemnly answered,  but by necessity are what drives many of our internal thoughts. In spite of our busy lives, self-reflection and analyzing internal questions is a virtue and a fantastic way to know yourself better. Answer some of these questions to see what impact you can have on the community around you.

Don’t worry I am not going to surprise you with any clickbait except for the wondrous rock picture, that I’ve always found aesthetically pleasing. As many of you know sensationalism is a great way to get attention for ten seconds but, in the end high quality content wins.

Now to explain the random rock that caught your eye. I view myself as a large rock. Well no, as many of you were wondering, I am not Sedimentary, Igneous, or Metamorphic, sorry to disappoint you. I meant in a symbolic sense. People rely on me to be their sturdy foundation, for someone to lean on in struggles, or just to be a dependable support system. This comes from the willingness to help others. If you are strong enough, how can you be a rock for others?

Since I am a rock, my focus is on helping people, more clearly: treating human beings as human beings. This comes in the form of Threads of Care, as we are a part of an organization that tries to provide one of the most basic things to other teens: clothes. This involves valuing a human’s right to live with dignity and respect. It means to not just to use the cliche of “help,” but truly and utterly impacting the lives of those around you.

Every person can be a rock, in all different sizes and shapes, but you have to take a hard look at yourself and say,” what if that was me?” Your outlook on the problem would be much different because now you’re the one that has to suffer. We do not have to experience suffering in order to know that clothing people around us is good. That keeping someone warm is helping that person.

All I can ask you do is four things:

Think. Reflect. Act. Rock.