Importance Of Community Service

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Why is service important to you and how has your service impacted your community (300 words max.)? For me, community service started as a simple race for hours towards graduation. It didn’t mattered who I helped, or what I did, as long as I was able to get the signature that represented my work. I worked through endlessly tedious hours just to achieve the praised green cord. However, somewhere along the way, a question kindled inside my head: Is this really what service is about? I never expected such a simple question to modify my life forever. After pondering at the topic through numerous hours, I decided to expand my horizons and engage in service events outside my teacher’s vigilance. A golden opportunity appeared in front of my eyes…show more content…
An activity where the teacher expects their young students to know what they want to do for the rest of their lives. However, when I shared my answer to the class, I was 100% sure that it was what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. “Mr. Goodman, I do not want to be a doctor, or a musician, or an astronaut. I just want to be happy!” As soon as those words came out of my mouth, my whole class broke in laughter. I knew Mr. Goodman expected a generic answer, but, unlike my classmates, I knew that my emotions were more important than a simple career. To me, it didn’t matter where I worked, or what I did, I just wanted to enjoy and smile every day I went to work. This complex ideology was the result of the values I was taught throughout my whole life. I can still remember my grandmother telling me that at the end of the day, the thing that mattered the most was the amount of times I smiled or made someone smile. Even today, ten years later, I continue to make the same argument I did back in 2nd grade. Classmates and teachers continue to ask me about my future plans, and I continue to tell them that the most important factor for my future life decisions will be the amount of times I’ll smile. I have always wanted to…………. (140

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