Have you ever seen that movie, Pay It Forward? Despite what you personally feel about it, the idea that a kid could change the world through a simple concept like ‘paying it foward’ has always stuck with me. I’ve always wanted to change the world, to do something big. I’m told this is because I’m an ideas kind of guy, and ideas people get ideas of grandeur.
The problem is that I know too many other, successful ideas people. Somehow I’ve been blessed (and cursed) to get to know some very active people my age(ish), all of whom have done substantial things in life. I feel as though I have not.
Now, many know I’m the Student Council President of Tyndale University College, and that is a big deal, (and often I’m blown away with the responsibility with which I have to come to grips) but sometimes it feels so temporary and insular. 1 year of making sure students are doing ok academically, socially, and (hopefully) spiritually. When put that way, I sound really ungrateful, don’t I?
Yeesh, I guess that constant talk of ‘going to big someday’ has gotten to my head and granted me pride to think I’m important enough to supercede where I am today. I guess I should get back to work on the here and now and take care of things that matter. Like these students.