I was born in a family where changes seldom pitchon me. I attend local schools, got into college, seems like everything stays still, no change at all. Life is just plain and crystal clear. However, during my stay in Houston last fall as an exchange student, which I called it the period of exercising changes, some trifles did change me and raised the idea of change to my top concern.
Change enables me to have aparadigm shift. I can still visualize the scene from the flashback. On myorientation day to the University of Houston, when my friend Robert and I walked through aisles on campus, I was startled that people come across just greet andsmile to me. One lady did and I was curious. Why? Have I been famous in theschool already? Or she just has a crush on me?” “No!” Robert cried out, “We oftensmile to strangers as a way to acknowledge the presence of others, showing friendliness and wishes. You should try a girl.” I was a worrier then and a strong flow of hesitation just popped out and I was worrying whether I should adapt to changes or remain still. Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still.” So after the struggle of hesitation, I made a change and smiled to a girl confronted. The change I made frees me from a worrier constrained by dogmas to a warrior.
Charles Darwin said, “It’s the one most responsive to change that survives.” It is said that Chinese seldom smile to strangers. However, when I walked down our campus and tried to apply the idea of change by exchanging smiles with strangers, I was glad to see changes and positive responses. Under the circumstances of globalization and intercontinental communications, small changes will surely be pioneers to free us from cultural barriers.
Without changes, we won’t be revitalized from bitterness, scientists will lose their jobs and reforms won’t be formed. Without the idea of change, I wouldn’t be standing here, right here,right now.
There’re so many flavors tasting on the journey of change: Changes to take on responsibilities and share burdens, changes to inspire and to cast positive influences on others. When I tell my parents and friends about all this, they are inspired by me. And thus,make me a source of change to them.
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of phoenix and surely tops my concern.
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