This I Believe

Sarah - Belmont, Michigan
Entered on January 21, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: change

I believe in spontaneity. I believe that everything we know of now is a reult of spontaneous actions. I believe that we are all spontaneous, whether we are aware of it or not. I believe spontaneity is the equivalent of taking chances, and I believe that who we are today is a result of spontaneous actions.

Spontaneity is how we discover our talents and how new ideas are formed. We can never become aware of our talents by planning it. Spontaneity can change the course of history. An example would be the writing of our nation’s constitution. The Founding fathers didn’t plan to write the constitution, they were there to alter the Articles of Confederation, but decided to throw them out and draft what was to become our Constitution.

I also believe that spontaneity defines our everyday living, whether it be a spontaneous decision to go a different path than usual, or learn something you didn’t plan on learning. taking these alternate paths can help us learn things we never knew existed, and can change our worldly views. Spontaneity allows us to mix things up, creating a story to tell. It also allows us to socialize easier by meeting the diverse world by chance. If there was no spontaneity in everyday living, it would be the same old routine, the same people, and the same actions. Routine discourages expanding our social circle and narrowing our worldly views. I believe that we need spontaneity in our lives to mix things up, and to allow us to expnad our view. Whether it be drafting a nation’s constitution or simply deciding o take a different path, spontaneity is the key to measuring how our day adds up, and at the end of the day, all the new experiences we have come across. I believe that spontaneity is needed to define who we are as a community and an individual.