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A vision to change the world

Updated on March 11, 2013
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Martin Luther King, Jr
Martin Luther King, Jr
George Washington
George Washington

Vision of change

Change in our world can either seem scary or impossible, but truth is our world is changing around us every day. With change comes new beginnings. In fact, if the most influential leaders in our world's history didn't have visions of change our world wouldn't be shaped the way it is today. Let's use Nelson Mandela as our first influential leader. He had a vision to make change in South Africa. He became an anti-apartheid activist, he was imprisoned and later became the president of South Africa.

Our second influential leader who sought out change is Martin Luther King, Jr. He became one of the most influential leaders in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He was an activist and became well-known for his part in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. He marched for a change and what he believed in.

The third influential leader who played a major part in change is George Washington. He served as the commander-in-chief of the continental army during the American revolution. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States. George Washington also governed over the convention that devised the Constitution, which establish the position of the president. He had different views for changing the way of the thirteen colonies and he proceeded to take charge and he brought together a plan to revise these colonies into what we now call the United States.

These are just three great influential leaders. They had dreams of change and took action. If you really want the world around you to change, you take action. Anybody can come up with an argument as to why these changes are needed, but words only mean so much without action. You have to listen to others, have valid points and just do something about it. If you feel very strong about something embrace the change the future just might need. We have the past to learn from and the future to change those mistakes from the past. If we don't use our voices and we continue to stay in the shadows, who will then stand for what is right?

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