If I could change something…

Mayra Hernandez

I would offer to change many things to shape this world. I think one of the things I would start with, is trying my best to stop all the violence that there is in this world. So many people get hurt or die because of all the hate, tension, pressure, and the many problems there are in this world. I think that that’s a big part of our generation, something that impacts us on a daily basis and in the long run. Whether it’s our loved ones gone or a stranger, it always hits the community. My recommendations for the people after me are to always choose love over hate. Choose to fix things with a hug instead of a punch. Choose to fix things with a “i know i made a mistake” instead of a “i don’t care”. Choose to fix things with a “sorry” instead of cursing people out. Something I think that most people don’t really see about teenagers is that they go through a lot. Everyone is different and everyone’s lives are different but for sure all teenagers go through a lot. They handle it and different ways whether they show it or not. A lot of people don’t see that, they don’t see that side of them people just assume and instead of building each other up we break each other down. People don’t get that teenagers process and manage things in different and many ways. I think that the world knows how people’s actions affect others but I think they don’t get enough of it. What I mean is that, I think maybe they haven’t felt pain like that and that’s why they don’t care about hurting others like that. For example, I think about it like this, someone before shooting another person, why don’t they think what if someone shot my son/ daughter? my sibling? my cousin? my parents? my family member ?. Why cause someone else a pain that if it happened to you you would feel ?. I think that people don’t realize the pain they cause till they do or say something, they don’t realize how much it hurts unless it hurts them. The generations before me have done nothing but advocate for change when something was wrong. I think that this situation is something that can’t be stopped unless EVERYONE makes an effort. This is something that’s been happening for years and as the time passed it became something normal. Now even the people that are supposed to protect us instead hurt us. Nothing will change unless we all do our part, unless we all try.