As the wise Mother Teresa put it “Peace begins with a smile”. The only way an individual could bring peace and unity amongst a nation is by kindness. America and its’ people will never agree in unison on how to respond to the challenges and issues that we are faced with. But what we can do, is learn to show some kindness. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. While each of us will have opposing views from each other, we must respect, and show kindness toward the people and decisions that are elected in beyond our half.
Kindness is universal. Tom Sawyer said “Kindness is the language the deaf can hear, and the blind can see”. Kindness and respect is what keeps us glued together when we and members of our nation have a different opinion. As president of the United States or in any position in life, a willingness to hear what everyone has to say is key. As everyone shares their voice we have the opportunity to learn from one another. Running a nation is not meant to be a one-sided thing. People with different backgrounds, parties and experience should work together to tailor the needs of our nation for all the people, not just one group. Each side has something meaningful that they can bring to the table.
Generosity is a willingness. A willingness to give more of something than expected. If I were president I would do everything in my power to do so. A willingness to be kind, work hard, and listen. In this world, most people never listen. What they have to say, is more important than listening to others around them. As each of us are entitled to our own opinion, it is important that we hear others out, as all opinions are important. So as a president or citizen may we listen to what others have to say. You never know what somebody’s words and opinion mean until you listen.
It is necessary that in such a position of leadership, a great ordeal of careful thought is used before acting. With power over millions of people it is very easy to cause inconvenience or hurt to the people. I would carefully evaluate my plan before moving forward. I would want to be remembered for my respect that I show towards my staff and complete strangers. It’s easier to remember the mistakes that someone has made, rather than what they’ve done. I am far from perfect but I would try my best.
To be the president of the United States of America is something far beyond my comprehension. The amount of pressure and decisions that would have to be made would certainly be a challenge. As I put myself in the shoes of those who are and have been in such positions, I feel empathy for them. Without a doubt, I would make mistakes as a President. What’s important is moving forward. Learning from mistakes and hearing what others have to say. But most importantly, showing kindness.