The person who can make change has something different with other people.
To tell you this sense, I want you to know what I’ve done in my life because I think that it’s up to the things I experienced.
This story is divided into 2 parts, before graduation from high school, after entered the university .
Before I graduated from my high school, I was the very good boy.
I studied hard, practiced tennis hard, and became lots of representatives of class, club, and any groups.
I was serious for everything, I always obeyed teachers and engaged for anything very hard.
It seems good because to obey is really important. I just obeyed the rules and teachers.
So, I was in the tennis club for 6years, and I kept to obey the supervisor for 6 years.
When I was in a junior high school, the activities in the tennis club was really tough. The teacher everyday let us run at least for 3km, and he had never forgived our tardiness or any other laziness which affect group behavior. The teacher thought that group behavior is more important than to win in the tournament. I had obeyed his sense of value for 3 years. We finished our junior high school without any trophy.
After I entered high school, I joined the tennis club again. It was the best tennis team in my prefecture. So it’s natural to be a no,1 in the prefecture tournament. I was the captain of the team and let members obey the teachers as captain. We finally became no,1 in the prefecture.
That was the story before I entered my university. I was totally serious and good boy who can obey and try hard for everything, because I thought that It was the only right value in the society.
Fortunately I passed entrance exam of Keio university and Waseda university,and I chose Keio which I am in now.
Compared to high school life, we can do anything more freely in university life. It means that I got a freedom of choice to do. I could choose even not to study.
So I challenged lots of things through AIESEC. And these experiences showed me the diversity of value. I really knew that Japanese and Malaysian have another way of thinking.
I know that It’s natural, but the things which I really saw in the society for the first time made me think about everything by myself. And through thinking by myself, these days, I realized that It was really difficult to define the “right” things.
The realization made me doubt everything in the society, even parents said “it’s right”.
In the society, there are lot’s of things which is defined as right thing even in AIESEC Japan. But I think, the reason why my LC has developed in these years is that we doubt the things which others say “it’s right”.
We took lot’s of different things and system from other LCs and developed ourselves.
I think the same things can be said for the society.
Actually now, someone says that Japan is not good, and this country needs to be changed. But I cannot feel that Japan will be changed. There are few person who really try to change Japan because most of everyone do same things and take same way to live. They cannot have another view to doubt Japan.
I think the person who change the society will be the one who can doubt the things which is though as “right” in the society. So to be such kind of person, I decide to take another way.
The person who have different experiences with general people can bring the change into the society and organizations.
This is my core sense of value.