“If I Could Change the World…”
Kids may say the darndest things, but sometimes they are simply spot on. Lauren Phillips, a WorldTeach Chile volunteer, asked her students to finish the sentence “If I could change the world…” and got some inspiring responses. Read on to see what her 6th-12th graders answered.
This is a list compiled from my 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. I explained the prompt: “If I could change the world…” and here’s what they came up with:
– I would turn the sky orange and purple.
– everyone would have a home.
– no one would go to bed hungry.
– there would be more beautiful boys and less ugly ones.
– there would be more respect for women.
– everyone would have health care.
– there would be less drugs and more peace.
– I would have Miss Lauren stay in Chile forever.
– there would be less reggaeton and more heavy metal.
– there would be education for everyone.
– there would be less robbery and violence.
– there would be more respect for nature.
Here are a few from my 11th and 12 graders:
– there would be less violence and more communication.
– there would be less discrimination and more respect.
– there would be more wine for everyone!
– there would be more conscience in the people.
– 2Pac and Eazy-E would be reborn.
Their dreams and visions are humbling, reviving, and wise beyond their years. I also included a few that I thought were pretty creative and funny. I feel very blessed to spend each day with such beautiful young souls who give me hope for a more peaceful and just future.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”- Gandhi.