The Best Person

Laci - Hinton, Oklahoma
Entered on April 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

The Greek Epictetus once said “The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.” This quote applies to what I believe. I believe that everyone should be the best person they can be. No matter what it takes, try to do what you can.

I believe if you show how much you care about something to others, that you are a caring person. Whether it’s offering a helping hand or just being a good listener, it shows that you care. Personally, this is one of the things I have learned in high school. It has helped me attain the friends that I have now. I think this may be one reason I have the friends that I know I can depend on. They know I am there for them, and now I know they will be there for me when I need them to be.

Secondly, I think everyone should do what makes them happy. If you are satisfied, you are happy. For me, that was branching out and becoming who I am now. Before, I wouldn’t voice my opinion. Now that I do, maybe sometimes too often, I am much happier with myself. When others notice that I’m happy it makes them happy too. That’s the way it should be for everyone. Why be anything other than happy for yourself?

I firmly believe that you should do whatever it takes to reach your goals. I work hard to achieve mine. Once I accomplish something I feel great! Two of my main goals are to make good grades and further my education after high school. I’m always ready to learn something new. I work hard at keeping my grades up. Sometimes it has been difficult. But in the end it makes me feel that much better about my accomplishment. Whatever goal it is that you achieve, you will find that it builds your personal character.

Being honest contributes to being a good person. I think that you are only as honest as the people around you. I also think that people need to know the truth about things, good or bad. When I am asked a question about something by a friend, I try to answer as honestly as I can. That’s what I would want them to do for me.

The reason I believe everyone should be the best person they can be is that with good people, there are not as many problems in the world. There is always someone willing to help others, achieving their goals, being honest, and doing what it takes to make themselves happy. It helps boost self-confidence and causes pride to shine. I believe that I can have the best life possible if I just try to do what it takes to be the best person I can be.