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This week, continuing the Big Talk movement, we developed our own provocative questions to promote interesting responses.

Big Talk is a movement created by Ms. Silverman to create deeper, more meaningful conversations between people in order to eliminate small talk.

We hoped that “What is the biggest impact you want to make; why do you want to do this?” would get people talking so that we could gain insight into they truly are.

Once again, we were not disappointed.

Marine recruiter Sgt. Urquhart said, “The biggest impact I want to make is to change as many lives as possible because this is what I’m going to reflect back on when it’s my time. I feel like it’s my purpose in life; just felt it one day. I want to be remembered through history as the best recruiter in the Danville area. Everyday I can impact people by talking to someone new.”

He said, “Recruiting people will be my biggest impact in my lifetime. I joined the Marines as a stepping stone initially. I wanted to join the FBI, but I realized I could do more as a recruiter.”

Caroline Doss, freshman, said, “I want to help people with health defects; this will be my biggest impact.  The reason I want to do this is because I was born with a heart defect and could have died. I don’t care to be remembered through history. A small impact I could do everyday is contributing to charity.”

Jasmine, a freshman said, “I would like my biggest impact to be helping people that need it because I don’t like to watch people struggle. I want to do this to give back to all the people who have helped me throughout my life. I want to be remembered through history for helping people. A small impact I could do everyday? Cleaning  up the environment.”

Tristian Lee Wilson, junior, said, “I am going to fund a project for homeless people and other things like, food and shelters for kids,  and money for teachers. I want to do this because everyone needs help at some point, and because I’m interested in helping people. Of course, I want to remembered in history for helping people. Everyday I will do my best to help people socially.”

Justin Tosh, a junior said, “I don’t want to make a impact because I don’t want to change who I am, because impacting others changes you. I don’t care about being in history books. I have a short list of people I care to make a small impact to everyday.”

Sallie Chaney, junior, said, “I want to make people think about things from a different perspective than they had before through the films I create. I want to do this because I grew up on films when I was a kid because my family life wasn’t too good. They were my escape, and I want to give that to others. I think everyone wants to be remembered, but it kind of depends on the culture. I want to be remembered for the films and making people happy.”

Junior Sarah Snead said, “I want my biggest impact to help people in different countries that don’t have any medical support because I want to show people that they can get the help they need. This is important to me because I have a passion for helping others. I want to be remembered through history not as a hero, but as someone that has helped people. I can make an impact by letting people know that there are people in the world that can help, this would be my small impact everyday.”


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