|What is my role in the society?|
In the society, we have various roles and they are all important in our daily lives. Even though I am only a teenager, I also have many roles, such as a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a student and a Catholic. What are my responsibilities in my roles?
In the society, I am a citizen. Nowadays, the world has many terrible natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and typhoons. Many people lost their family, homes or even their lives. People have also destroyed the natural environment which cause the air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, land pollution and also light pollution. Animals and plants are becoming extinct. I think that protecting the environment is our responsibility. It is part of our role as citizens to take care of the environment and not to waste natural resources such as, petroleum, coal and water. Therefore, my family and I always reuse and recycle materials. My family and I practise the reuse by using less plastic bags, tissue paper, or disposable dining utensils. We replace them with our own bags, towels and reusable tableware in order to have a sustainable environment. We will also recycle the aluminum cans, plastic bottles, waste papers and glassware too.
On the other hand, as a citizen, we should also keep our society fair and peaceful. I have the role and responsibility to follow the laws such as crime prevention, and obey the rules of society.
Moreover, I am a Catholic in the society. I go to church and attend Mass every Sunday. We pray and sing hymns in the church. I join Sunday School too. My Sunday School classmates and I read the Bible, play games and learn about God in the lessons. Sometimes, we have some dancing or singing performances for the disabled or the elderly. This can make the audience feel cheerful and delightful and give them positive power and ideas. Through this role, I can spread joy to others.
At school, I am a student. I need to study hard with my classmates so that I can have a great job to contribute to society when I grow up. Also, I need to do homework and read books. Besides, I am a school prefect in school. I help the teachers to keep order in the classroom or playground. In addition, I am a classmate. I always help my fellow classmates with their homework. I teach the younger students knowledge and moral conduct. This role at school can foster the talents of society.
At home, I am a daughter, a younger sister and a granddaughter in my family. I need to do housework, including setting the table and cleaning the floor. I have an elder brother. He is three years older than me and he is fourteen now. I always share my snacks, books, and even drinks with him, although he always plays jokes on me. When he feels blue and upset, I will comfort him. When he has difficulties, I will help him to find a solution. I have a grandma and grandpa. I go to visit them once a week. In the visit, I will chat with them about various topics such as, my school, my friends, or my hobbies. Also, I will help them to prepare delicious dinners. We always have wonderful and fantastic moments together.
I have a lot of roles and responsibilities in different aspects in our society. I am very pleased and willing to serve people and I will do as much as I can to improve the society so that everyone is living under a peaceful world. Although I cannot change the world, I will try my best to make the world a better place and its people more joyful.
By Chin Hoi Lam (Celestine)