Good Morning my fellow classmates and
Ms. Rose. It is a great honor and privilege to be speaking in front of all of
you today. The quality of being human, such as the ability to love and have
compassion; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other
creatures. This is what we call humanity. Humanity means caring for and helping
others whenever and wherever possible. Humanity means helping others at times
when they need that help the most, it means forgetting your selfish interests
at times when others need your help.
The way of life can be free and wonderful,
but humans have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls and barricaded the
world with hate. Our knowledge has made us heartless. We think too much and
feel too little. Sometimes when I see the world, I see a country divided by
hatred, inequality, racism, and violence. We have created a category, a class,
or a group for every difference we have as a human. We have found countless ways
to divide ourselves, whether it’s race, gender, age, culture, or religion.
When someone or something threatens our
peace, we will set aside our differences and work together to fight an enemy,
whether it’s natural disasters, corruption, gangs, or political parties. We
will keep on fighting until peace has been achieved. But is that the only way
we know how to love each other? When disasters hit? When a life is on the line?
When a mass shooting occurs? Why can’t we remember that we are all in this
together when everything is at peace and serenity?
There is one enemy that we sometimes
aren’t aware of, this enemy isn’t visible, this enemy cannot be touched with
weapons, it cannot be harmed with physical attacks. This enemy lives inside of
all of us, it’s the voice of doubt and fear that keeps us down. This is our
real enemy; this is the war we all have to fight inside ourselves. We have
millions of people supporting us when we’re under attack, so let’s do the same
More than money, we need humanity. More
than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life
will be violent and all will be lost. The world is filled with millions of
despairing men, women, and little children. Let us all unite and fight for a
new world, a decent world that will give humans a chance to live, that will
give younger generations a future and old age a security. Let us fight to free
the world! To eliminate greed, hate and intolerance!