In my previous blog, I talked about the several different communities I belong to. I failed to mention the newest community that I am a part of, East Carolina University, in Greenville NC. I am so glad I chose to attend the home of the Pirates, and I am excited to start getting involved.
The one thing that bothers me about the Greenville area, is that it is known for crime. It fustrates me to hear about all of the shootings, robberys, and drugs that circulate the area. I will be living here for the next four to five years and although I am a little concerned about safety, I will definately make the best of my college experience.
With a new place to call home under my belt, I am very excited! I am excited to further my education and meet new people. I am also excited to be staying on my own and learning to balance my responsibilites. Eating at new Restaurants, shopping in new stores, and driving around my new home is another exciting factor of my new community.
Change is probably the biggest factor of moving. I have to change my eating habits, means of transportation, and study habits to succeed in college. I want to see a change in friends and my own knowledge. I wish I could change the safety of Greenville, but that will come with time.
When people talk about change, changing the world is always the step of the future. If I could change anything in the world, it would have to be the violence. I am a very peaceful person and watching the news always upsets me. I strongly dislike that we have wars and hate groups like the Taliban. I can not bear to see anymore distruction from jealousy, hate, and power of control. The terrorists are a known issue around the world, as well as racist groups, and those who are prejudice. We all know that money plays a big role in all the violence and we need to find a way to stop it. I would talk to people from all over to get a better understanding of how they feel about all the violence. I would approach the President and Department of Defense to get a better understanding for the reasoning of war. I could not possibly do this all on my own, therefore, I would need the help from as many people and organizations I could get. Help would be needed by attorneys, politicians, people of the public, and people who have power.
Changing such a big event like war in todays society would be extremely difficult. People would lose jobs and money, but could gain peace and happiness. It is plausable that research, observation, and interviews could take place to get a start on this goal, but it would take much longer than a semester. I do not think I would need permission from a certain person to start this task. I could use the campus library, my peers, and other citizens in the community to start my reasearch.
The type of advocacy that I invision would definately be a more aggressive style. War is a touchy topic and the debate to even have war is almost never ending.