I believe in writing stories because everybody does it once in a while. Everyone in the world has probably written at least one story. It could be a long story or it can be short story. A story is a story.
I also believe everyone has one story that they want to share with the world. That story is either about their life or whatever they want to write about. They can do that, all they have to do is write their story and put it on the website “This I Believe” and their story will be read by millions of people including the person who actually wrote it.
I believe in writing stories because that is what I am doing right now. I am writing a story to all the people who are writing stories or books at the same time I am. Maybe someday I’ll read other people’s stories that are based on the same thing I wrote and I’ll say, “Hey! I remember writing this same story when I was younger! I remember writing that story because our teacher one day said we are going to the computer lab to write a story to put on the website This I Believe.”
Maybe by this time I have already grown taller and have more hair on my body to where I look like Chewbacca but less hairy. I probably will already have a job and if I do read that story or any other story that’s relating to this story, I could write another story, but this time instead of the story being about writing stories, it could be about my life in the past or what the worst thing that happened in my life after I had written this story. But that won’t be until I ever read this story again which will probably be a long time from now (Maybe in a few weeks). I will make a promise right now; once I read this story again, I will write another story (of course after I read this story).
Like I said before, a story is a story and once I read this story again, I will write about how weird my life is right now. A lot of conflicts are happening in my life, but I barely realized how good my life is, but some bad conflicts are happening too. But I’m not going to write about those things because it’s a little too personal. If I do tell you what’s it’s about, then it will probably end up in People Magazine saying how the world is going to end all because someone read my story and freaked out saying “Oh! No! The famous, nice and handsome Jacob told us what had happened in his life after he wrote this story!”
Hopefully I inspire a lot of people to start writing their own life stories. Once that happens, I will start calling myself a famous person like Chewbacca or maybe at least a good writer like Dr. Seuss. Anyways, I wish one day to inspire a whole lot of people, then I will know I am a good writer which would be so awesome. My story has ended right about 1. 2. 3. Now!
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