For as long as I can remember, I have always been pessimistic about the world. The first memory I can recall that shows the pessimistic nature within me was the day my family visited the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. I had spent the entire day looking at fossils and objects that were a hundred times the age I was, when I stumbled across an exhibit that showed how global warming would affect the world. First, the video showed what the world looked like today, at a normal sea level, then the image slowly changed and pictured a world where the ice caps had melted. A big part of Boston would be underwater and that terrified me to my core. At the age of 5, I had already came to the conclusion that the place we call home, Earth, would cease to exist. I was overall pessimistic about the outcomes of our actions, and ultimately of our future. I assumed that there was nothing I could personally do that would have a positive impact on the world. My mindset was fixed on the idea that I could never help all the starving people around the world or bring justice to each and every person, and the lack of power I felt within me, fueld me into thinking nothing could ever change. However, I am not sure when or how it happened, but my mindset changed. I realized that thinking the way I had thought for so many years would only be a part of the problem rather than a part of the solution. I came to understand that the only way I knew I could help was to be a part of public service. Seeing the many politicians in the world not act the way people needed has continued to motivate me to seek something having to do with public service in the future. I want to be someone who will make matters better, not worse. I want to be someone who isn’t dictated by corruption or the rich enterprises of the world. Wanting to do something in public service in my future has been one of the sole reasons why I applied to the Ward Fellowship. I would gain experience doing something I know I want to do in the future and build bridges that I will forever keep.