I am from a beautiful country,
A country that knows only peace.
Where conflicts will not steal our family,
No need to pray for war to cease.
People have asked if I love my nation,
I may have hesitated before I answered.
If asked if I love people and relations,
Would hesitation come again? Never.
People are what the world is in fact, made of,
Each and every one of us makes a difference.
As a member you should take responsibility, to
Change the world with your own actions.
Every moment could be spent with less hate, and more love.
I am Yutian, a 17-year-old from Canada. I am from a place where people are known to be kind, polite and say sorry a bit too often. I am from a nation that is known to be peaceful and rarely involved in conflicts. As an individual I have the freedom to pursue any degree and profession, never having to worry about my next meal or any physical danger. This is the world that I live in, but I find it a pity that not everyone could have this.
Every single person is different, but that difference is normal. At least, I would not want to live in a world of 7.4 billion people who are just like me. With every single person trying to take control, who are not creative enough to compose a single piece of music and with no sports in existence. This would be my worst nightmare. We complement each other’s strengths and support each other’s weaknesses, so are not those people who are different from us even more precious than the ones who are like us?
No matter your gender, culture, religion, ethnicity, age, we are all humans living in the same world. I am not going to say “throw your biases of people out the window,” but try to give some time to get to know that new neighbour, colleague, classmate before you make your judgments. Since this is not a single way street, you also have to open your door for others to get to know you.
We are all tiny on this globe, but if every single one of us makes a bit of an effort to respect one another, I believe we will have a world that is even more beautiful than it already is.
Age 17, Canada