Change is something most of us need. Whether it's change with jobs, environment, relationships, or within ourselves, change is apart of life. On this special day, Martin Luther King day, a man changed the minds and feelings of people within a society divided by race. He had the ability to preach love and tolerance, bridging together communities of people. Dr. King was able to pave the way for African-Americans, and believed that all men and women are equal and shouldn't be divided because of race. I admire him very much, because I feel the same way he did. I am passionate about people, and love to help others. I believe that race shouldn't be the reason for fear, hatred, or any form of prejudice. Everyone has the right to be who they are and should have the opportunity to learn from one another that's unfamiliar to them. I believe change has been done since Dr. King's legacy. We have an African-American president, we as a country are comprised of many different nationalities, races, cultures, and beliefs. We have freedom of expression through voice, music, writing, and so much more. Because of Dr. King, I have opportunities presented to me I probably wouldn't have had if he didn't make a difference. He has given people, like me, hope that we can be united as a country where we love one another without hate. Love is truly the answer. I hope someday I can make a difference in people's lives. It's my goal that I can bring people together through love and tolerance, like Dr. King, and help people around the world. This is my dream, one that I strive to accomplish everyday in my line of work--teaching.
Happy MLK Day 2011.