change the world? change ourselves
good evening， honorable judges， ladies and gentlemen。
it’s my great pleasure to stand here to present my speech—change the world， change ourselves。
it’s noticable that western holidays are becoming increasingly popular day by day， while chinese traditional festivals are being somewhat neglected。 not long before about 10 doctors in beijing university and qinghua unversity announced that we should reject the invasion of western holidays ，because they regard western holidays as an challenge against our traditional festivals and culture。
frankly speaking， i don’t quite agree with them。indeed， we should never neglect or even discard our traditonal festivals as china boasts a brilliant history and splendid traditions。 (examples)。but why can’t we absorb the meaningful western holidays and culture。
there are obvious reasons why some western holidays are so popular in china。 on the one hand， some of the western holidays which we chinese don’t have are reasonable and meaningful， such as father’s day and april fool’s day etc。 on the other hand，the prevalence of globalization enables western culture to prevail in china。 overwhelmed by such a trend，chinese unconsiciously get involved in western holidays and culture。
with the further development of the whole world， the cultural communication between different countries and nations becomes faster and more and more important。 we are indeed from different nations， but we are the citizens of the same world， so the outstanding culture of different nations is the commom wealth of everyone on the earth。the only way for us to protect our traditional culture is to reject the foreign culture? the answer is definitely no。 what we ought to do is to spare no effort to educate chinese to get to know and treasure our splendid traditions instead of rejecting foreign culture。 only by educating can we set our confidence and belief towards our culture。 only by educating can we preserve and promote the wealth that our ancesters left for us。
at last i’d like to share a famouse saying of gandhi with all of you ，that is：if you want to change the world， then you must change yourself first。”
My favourite super star is JJ ， he has a lovely dimple and his eyes are also very lovely 。 Now let me tell you the story about JJ 。
He enterde the music indestry at the year 2004 ， before that year ，he was only a boy who wrote songs for many super stars ，his songs were liked by many people but no one care who was the writer 。 He was noly hard to write songs because he like music ，he thought music has it soal ， if you sing it by heart ， it well be lived。
I like a song of him ， it's name is CRIES IN A DISTANCE ， the song tells us ，nothing is sad if we belive the hope 。 He has many difficulty ， but his song says ， cries in a distance ， can't stop the tremble ， I'm just waiting my turn ， hiding will never ， save me forever ， the guns gonne get me for sure 。 Dear god I pray why won't you be my friend ， e to me and take my hand ，like mama would say everything will be ok。
Now he is not rather a shy singer and performer ， the lyrical songs make him mature ，and now he is a man or not a boy。
He is a real super star with many fans ，the improve mark a big step forward confident。
The tempo of modern civilization has been much quickened in the last twenty years。 While witnessing the dramatic changes in the better-off society， people begin to reconsider the question of "survival"。 "Survival" in the old sense does not bother us anymore。 Instead， we are more concerned about how to "survive" in the human world full of petition。
Competition always carries abreast challenges and opportunities to everyone involved。 It might appear in an entrance exam， in a regular class， or in a small public speech。 Those who fail to detect its real nature-whether an opportunity or a challenge a petition really is- will lose something more or less conducive to our growth。 Of course， if we take the petition as an opportunity， we will favor it intentionally because they can help us outstand from the average; they will make us bee the focus of public attention; they will grant us more chances and rights to succeed。 As a matter of fact， opportunities are supposed to be more perceptible and weling than challenges。 The truth is， however， we will lose more opportunities when we choose to take the "opportunity" fork at the crossroads。 The other fork， ignored by us and defined as "fearful challenges"， offers much more chances for the walker in petition。
We have such an inclination in life to overestimate ourselves and hold a thoughtless attitude towards the negative outlook of things。
We believe in the old saying， "Opportunity knocks but just once，" so we always wele it and devote all our spirit and efforts to it。 The most devout believer of this saying are the graduates。 Why? There are quite a number of them who pay full attention to positions in big cities and are willing to flood into developed areas under any circumstances， even though there will be too much uncertainty for their choices。 Innumerable cases go straight to the same miserable end: God seems to refuse to help too many of His worshipers。
In conclusion， to define the quuality of petition seems to be far from valuable sense， for no matter what a petition is， an opportunity or a challenge， it will create nutritious elements for our growth。
So take a positive look at everything around。 Keep our face to the sunshine， and we will not see the shadows。
As the saying goes， what wakes you up in the morning is not your alarm clock， but you dream. The future is unknowable， but dream give us the direction some moment maybe the reality is harsh and you are suffering much. If you have a dream， even a very small one， it will light your life in the darkness and keep you hiding from the reality， for dream will give you the energy to fight.
However， sometimes it seems that what is practical and sensible does not connect with your most treasured dreams. I am a freshman ，indeed my college life is not as colorful as imagined before，all plans and goals just be hung up。I’m very afraid that even if I graduated from college， I still couldn’t find a job and then had a better life. Faced with the cruel reality，we college students should really make good use of these facilities and learn as much useful knowledge as possible。Then after graduation， we would find it’s much easier to get a decent job.
When I am a little girl，my father gave me two cups filled with soil，he asked me to water one cup every day。Two weeks later，tender leaves appeared in the cup that I watered everyday。Father said to me：“The seed represents for your dream，without sweat and effort，it won’t come out no means will your dream turn into reality if you never pay for it.”
From this story I learn that If I intend to full my dreams ，I must work hard，make efforts ，and get prepared ，otherwise I will get no possibility to succeed.
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