26 May 2016
← College Captain's Assembly Address
College Captain's Assembly Address
Last week Liam mentioned to all of us the importance of both remembering the past and forging the future.
Today, I want to focus more on the concept of forging the future. This term does not simply mean forging our own future for ourselves. It means to be more aware of that fact that we can change the world and there are specific ways to do it.
Some people believe the best way to change the world is to just complain about it. Blame our own problems on other people and complain about how the world is a really bad place.
Some people believe the only way to change the world is to have lots and lots of money and buy the solutions to humanities problems.
Some people think the only way to change the world is to yell a lot. These people generally believe there is only one solution to our problems and that solution is their own solution.
Other people believe that you can’t change the world, they are the people who ignore our problems and make fun of them, the people that you see on Facebook saying "You're dumb" "That's stupid" "Why did you even think that would work?"
Some people believe that the only way to change the world is to leave it for smarter people to figure something out. These people are the ones that usually have the best ideas and ignore them.
Other people believe that the only way to change the world is to be popular, powerful or famous. But the only famous and powerful people that have ever changed the world are those that became famous from changing the world in the first place.
The absolute truth though is that neither a fancy title, money, being famous or yelling at one another will change the world. The world is actually changed by you.
Every single thing in history started from one person filled with a little passion, a little motivation and a lot of love.And because of these three things, they generally do something so amazing that it causes someone else to be filled with a little bit of passion, a little bit of motivation and a whole lot of love and then that person goes and does something else that is amazing. And this process goes on and on and on and the next thing you know, everybody is filled with a little bit of passion, a little bit of motivation and a whole lot of love, and when you have, let's say, a Callan Centre full of people with a bit of passion a bit of motivation and a lot of love, literally anything is possible.
Last week, Liam introduced the start of a new award called the Captains' Card, which is given to people during the week who have shown us what a little bit of passion, a little bit of motivation and a whole lot of love looks like.
Everyone can learn from the actions of these men, and this week, we have three reward recipients:
- Firstly, for showing a whole lot of passion and scoring a hatt-rick in 1st XI Football on Saturday - Rhys Gwynn Jones
- Secondly, for a whole lot of motivation and leading the Chemical Titration squad to greatness - Emmett Hanley
- And finally, for a whole lot of love for our College and being present at every sporting moment this year, David John
Thank you College, have a wonderful week and remember to live for love, fear the green and gold and fight the good fight.