“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King Jr
One day, I passed by Ebenezer Baptist Church. It wasn’t a planned activity, but it was a heart-riveting experience. Visiting the church where Dr. King spoke, it felt like I was reawakened with a desire and a passion to grow and make a difference in my community. Also, hearing a recording of a sermon he gave, lit a fire again to really try to grow and live my life with a purpose. To really dream big. The thing is though, is that Dr. King didn’t want to seek fame or to be famous. He saw that there was an issue during his time, and he sought out the opportunity to make a difference in his community and the world. As I sat in amazement, it hit me that a lot of younger age people aren’t dreaming, and therefore, aren’t trying to make a difference. Being a person that is very passionate about people dreaming and fulfilling those dreams, it struck me that my dream is to help other people live out their dreams. I think it is a big problem today that people our age do not try to stand out. They are satisfied with the status quo and fitting in. I consider myself to be a misfit, being defined as a person who stands out and is not comfortable with the norm and seeks to stand out. Granted, there are plenty of kids who seek to live beyond the status quo, but they are considered to be ‘nerds’ or ‘geeks’. Being successful is NOT a bad thing. From hearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and from sitting and seeing where he preached his sermons, I could really see that a change needs to be made and we need to dream bigger and make a difference in our world.