本校生徒のスピーチテーマは「Imagineering Our Own World」、「私たちが望む世界を創造しよう」で、「一人ひとり違うことを大切にし、それぞれの個性や特色を活かすことで自分の夢や、理想とする世界を創造することができる」という内容のスピーチです。







Imagineering Our Own World

        What kind of world do you want to live in? My ideal world is where everybody can smile all the time. If we could create such a world, maybe there would be peace instead of conflict. I know it may sound impossible, but I believe that can be accomplished with a slight change in thinking.

         Disney Resorts have employees called Cast Members. They always have a smile on their face and have successfully created the world I want to make. However, I wondered why they can always smile and be kind to others.

         One day, I found a famous Walt Disney quote. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” I understand that every staff member working at Disney keeps this in mind and creates their ideal world together with their customers. Although it must be a lot of hard work.

         I have realized that life is a story of the world we want to create, and everything, including pain and joy, is an important part of a person's story. For example, in The Little Mermaid, the characters, the mood, the happiness, the sadness, and everything depicted in it are essential to its story. If even one of these elements is missing, it is impossible to create the world of the story. In this way, I think that the cast members are always smiling when they meet us, striving to make the world of the story they want to imagineer.

         I was very anxious at first about participating in this speech contest. There have been many things that I have struggled with and many hardships I have faced up to now. However, with the support of my friends, family, and teachers, I am now able to meet you all here and deliver my thoughts. All of these things are a page in my important story. If any one of them were missing, my story would surely fade away, and at the end of my story, I would not be smiling.

         We are all main characters as well as supporting characters that complete the world of your own story and someone else's story. Not a tiny moment should be wasted, and everything we do is a contribution that adds color to the world we are striving to create. I hope that our speeches today will become a page in our story. So, let’s imagineer our own world, together.