This I Believe

RISHABH - WEST CHESTER, Ohio
Entered on March 11, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that if you don’t get what you want, you should still be happy. When something gets you down don’t let it keep you down. If you didn’t get what you wanted there is always something else that you can get or do.

When I was 10 in the 5th grade I decided to run for student council. We were not allowed to vote for ourselves. Almost the entire class ran. I thought that there was a good chance for me to be elected. I am organized and I make good choices. Since I could not vote for myself, I voted for someone who would make a great student council member. Everyone had to vote for one girl and one boy.

The elections were the next day. My classmates and I were in our classroom. We were asking each other who they voted for. Everyone was excited to see who the student council members were. I didn’t get picked, but at least wanted to see how many people voted for me.

No one I asked voted for me. I felt really disappinted. Even though no one voted for me, I knew that the people who got picked would make great student council members. I knew that everything still be okay.

In life you don’t get everything you want and you cannot feel sad every time, because you would be sad most of your life. If you don’t get something you want then try to solve your problem, not be sad about it. If you cannot solve your problem then that means you will have time for other things in life.

I learned that if I get sad I should cheer up because being sad does not solve anything. The next time you are down just think if that is doing anything. By being happy you make yourself and everyone else feel better. This I believe.