This I Believe

Jacob - Seattle, Washington
Entered on January 21, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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For This I Believe

I believe in always doing what is fun at the time, and not worrying about the

later consequences. This belief is definitely not without faults, and it has

gotten me in trouble several times, but I know I will always be this way,

and there is no changing it.

One of the reasons this belief is important to me is because I believe at the

end of the day, if you live this way, you will have more to show for yourself.

I know I do. Almost everyday I do something where I choose to do the

more fun option and I always end up feeling better about myself.

I think that this belief was formed at a very young age. For as long as

I can remember, I have always been giving up on things, I.E., school work

and projects, and going and doing something more fun. My earliest

recollection of this was when I was in kindergarten. I remember not caring

as much as the other kids if I pleased the teacher by doing a good job on a

project, instead preferring to go and play kickball as soon as possible.

My belief has definitely been challenged in the past, and it still is challenged

now, by my mom and dad. I cant tell you how many times my mom has said

to me: “You do the fastest possible job on everything!” Usually when she

says that, I just shake it off, but once in a while when she says it I will

actually get motivated, and spend a little more time on a project, but by

the next day I am done with that.

A perfect example of this belief would be when I do my homework

Every night. At maximum, I spend about 45 minutes on homework. And

while im doing homework I am always thinking about what im going to do

that is way more fun afterwards, and it sometimes prevents me from doing

the best possible job.

There are definitely times when I wish I could change my belief, but I know

If I did, I really wouldn’t be me. Wanting to always have fun is just part of

Me, and I think if you don’t want to have fun all the time, you’re weird.