Be the Change

August 23, 2020

Be the Change

(New Gen Evenings with Soar)

August 23, 2020

 

 

Last Sunday,  we had another time to be with our Elder, Soar (Sis Techie Rodriguez). It was another wonder-filled time as we were able to answer some of our elder’s questions, and at the same time, ask some of our own.  As the world seems to be in turmoil, we really have our own questions for the world and what it has to offer the youth in terms of the future. With many problems stemming from the disposition of the world around us,  it’ll be hard to change something by ourselves. But with enough knowledge, wisdom, and experience, we may be the change that we would want to see.

 

The central theme of the discourse was the youth’s worries on life. My fellow young people raised many concerns regarding the economic and political states of the Philippines and the climate change threat that looms above us all.  As the future seems very bleak as of the moment, with all of the world just breaking down, we had a chance to properly verbalize these concerns and more importantly, get the wisdom of those older than us to see things in a bigger view.

 

I found solace in the fact that many of my peers wanted change and decided that to incite change, we  must start with ourselves, who are the holders of what could very well be the future. And nothing could have made us happier knowing this.

 

We also touched on the generational gap and realized that we must depend on each other and  leverage our strengths to help one other despite the age differences. We may come to misunderstandings but no one is perfect. People were raised in different times and circumstances, but the knowledge of everyone shouldn’t be dismissed; rather, they must be taken into consideration when making critical choices. We are, after all,  human and we are all made by one God.

 

In the end,  we realized that change should start with us, living up to the quote “be the change you want to see in the world.”  I have high hopes for the youth, and again it was a great time with our elder, Soar,  and we cannot wait till next time. But as of now, let’s go hand-in-hand in shaping the present. After all, it’s a gift,  and that’s why it’s called ‘present’.

 

By: Ino Angeles (TLF New Gen)