Be the change you want to see in the world. ~Mahatma Ghandi
Bilaal is Canada's Child Ambassador, the founder of the Children's School in Tanzania, and the founder of the Hands For Help Foundation.
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
Although I'm only 12 years old, I've learned a lot in life. There are some key lessons I would share with other young people.
The first and most important is that no matter how young you are, you can change the world. Some of history's greatest accomplishments were achieved by young people. And especially in the early , when youth enjoy a level of rights and freedoms that were unheard of just a few decades ago, they are evermore empowered to make change. Never let anyone tell you that being young is a barrier.
Second, I would tell youth that when it comes to setting goals, the sky should be the limit. Do you know that famous saying, "Get Real"? Well, do yourself a favour in life: don't! Because once you "get real," you are limiting yourself and your ability to reach your personal, spiritual, academic, health, financial and social goals. Why cut yourself short? Reach as high as you can. You may not even get all the way there, but you'll sti...