College campuses are a forum for invention, innovation, and intrigue. They breed big questions and light the path towards various avenues of what we like to deem “self discovery”. In the midst of this dynamic environment we are invited to dust off our courage and take a stance, to make a choice, to cultivate our own label. I’d like to think that this label is not “woman”, or “Asian-American”, or “Jewish”. Labels should not be blanket statements, but rather precursors to a cause. In this zealous time in our lives it is opportune to seek out a cause to champion to become an “empowered woman”, an “Asian-American advocate”, or an “out of the box Jew”.
This campus in particular is dripping with opportunities for involvement, for causes to champion, and for pathways of knowledge to be discovered. We can refine our passions and our ultimate places in the world by honing in on a cause, by immersing ourselves in a campaign for self or world betterment. In the process of engaging with the bigger picture, we are afforded the opportunity to refine our own characters.
The beauty of this period of our lives is that our decisions are never necessarily permanent. We have the power to consistently change our path, to alter our cause, or delve into a new cause to champion. This cause merely delivers you with another lens by which to understand the world. That’s all we can ever really want. Ask yourself, what is your cause?
Post Submitted By: Ashton