As she sat watching the world go by, something caught her eye. It wasn’t so much its color or shape, but the way it was moving. She squinted to see if she could better understand what it was and where it was going, but it didn’t help. As she continued to stare into the distance, she didn’t understand why this uneasiness was building inside her body. She felt like she should get up and run. If only she could make out what it was. At that moment, she comprehended what it was and where it was heading, and she knew her life would never be the same.
There was little doubt that the bridge was unsafe. All one had to do was look at it to know that with certainty. Yet Bob didn’t see another option. He may have been able to work one out if he had a bit of time to think things through, but time was something he didn’t have. A choice needed to be made, and it needed to be made quickly.
There was something special about this little creature. Donna couldn’t quite pinpoint what it was, but she knew with all her heart that it was true. It wasn’t a matter of if she was going to try and save it, but a matter of how she was going to save it. She went back to the car to get a blanket and when she returned the creature was gone.
There would be no suffering, there would be equality, and each person would live by the golden rule. If I ruled the world, even for one day, no one would suffer Today ‘ hui, there are people in the world who do not have the basic necessities like a place to sleep. I firmly believe that you don’t even have to rule the world to change it. A little difference can mean a lot more than you might think. An example of this is my friends and I sacrifice our school breaks to make milk bag mat beds; we cut the bags of milk and tie them in yarn and hook them into a large rug, which is then given to the people of Haiti who have nowhere to sleep. If I ruled the world the changes would be drastic. There would be equality for each person. No one would be treated differently for their race, religion or gender; everyone would look past other people’s differences and accept people for who they are, not someone they try to be. I firmly believe that the only way to make this realistic is through education. The education of the population is very important to me. Without education we will never learn from our mistakes and will have to repeat them.
The last and most vital thing I would do if I were to rule the world is the way everyone after the words “do to others like me.” it did you “live what is also known as the golden rule. With this rule there would be fairness and equality for every single person in the world.
So you see, you don’t have to govern to change it, just make small changes like I did. Each and every one of us has the potential to make small changes in influencing others more than you can ever imagine. In the end, remember this and live your life according to the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world. ” Catherine Butts is based in Fergus and has been a Royal Canadian Air Cadet for two years. Catherine Butts has been based in Fergus and has been a Royal Canadian Air Cadet for two years.