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empathy for those being served. When one hears the words service distinct ideas of what this means come to mind; Volunteering at your local hospital or animal shelter, working at the soup kitchen, tutoring Adidas Superstar Maroon classmates after school, river and highway clean ups the list is endless. These are often those pesky services that will start to fill our applications. However, these can also be wonderful and necessary stepping stones to develop into a successful embodiment of the spirit of service.
In order to effectively embody the spirit of community service with passion and commitment, one must have experience with formal service, have drive to actively prevent fundamental problems that instigate the need for service, and have genuine Adidas Superstar 2g Discontinued
What these actions provide are opportunities to directly and instantly respond to needs in our community. Hands on work through different organizations can be monumental in changing the lives of those you are serving, and in turn be monumental in changing your own life as well by developing the characteristics of one who exemplifies the spirit of service, such as humility, patience, and compassion. The essential companion to formal community service is fundamental work in society towards prevention of underlying problems that instigate the need for service in the first.
the ever growing need for applications and resumes for colleges, scholarships and jobs, a new phenomenon has emerged: Community service and volunteer work have simply become fillers and fluff to boost our resumes instead of genuine acts of kindness to our fellow people and society. Some may argue that is service and whatever someone is willing to give, despite their true motives, is absolutely acceptable and greatly appreciated. However, I would argue this means of contributing to the community completely misses the most beautiful element of service and does not truly parade the spirit of it.