Hey! My name is Madeline and I’m a psychology major at Colorado Christian University!
What inspires you everyday?
My mother has been my biggest inspiration. She has always pushed me to be my best despite my mistakes, and has been my shoulder to lean on.
What is something you would change about people in the world?
I wish that people were more gracious with one another. People aren’t always going to agree on things but that doesn’t mean that we should hate one other, but rather show love when differences arise. Humans are all human. We mess up sometimes, which is why we all deserve an enormous amount of mercy when we fall short.
What is your view on society today?
We live in such a sex-saturated society. Our culture is constantly shoving messages down our throats that can be confusing and hard to live up to. Whether it be body standards, or what love looks like, our culture is attempting to mold the minds of the next generation and they’re doing it successfully. Our society also proposes the idea that only one side can be right. That only the ideas that are ‘politically correct’ can be correct. But not all ideas are the same.
Not every idea is going to please every person.
What is something you’ve struggled with?
I’ve always struggled with the idea of wanting to be accepted. It’s hard-wired in our brains to want to be accepted, and so often we find ourselves feeling alone because we can’t fit in with the people we want to be like. I’ve always had a hard time making friends, so being alone has been something that scares me to the point where I try to be other people rather than myself just to make friends.
What is a positive message you would give others?
Show love. There are too many people in this world who are hurt and broken. Show love before anything else, because at our core, we all need to be forgiven despite the differences we have. Everyone is human, so don’t treat people like they are less than you. “For GOD so loved THE WORLD that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16. We should love EVERYONE without hesitation and with abounding joy.
Last question what is your definition of a peaceful world?
I don’t know if there ever will be a peaceful world. I don’t think there can be. People are so progressive and demand change every day, and heads are always going to collide. But, ideally, a peaceful world would begin with no violence, no hatred, no pain.