This I Believe

keith - berlin, Connecticut
Entered on June 19, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
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I believe that doing things your way is the right way to do things.

I guess achieving tasks the right way can be viewed in many different ways based on the person who wants the task done right.

People always want you to do things, like your parents always want you to do pointless chores and they expect you to do them the way they want. Ever since I was like fifteen years old, I started to realize that some people have ridiculous expectations when it comes down to doing things, I also realized that I could find ways to do things that will make it easier and take less time to accomplish. I think that was about the time that I started to do things my way and stop doing them the way everybody else wants

I was always told to do tasks a certain way. For example, when I became old enough to mow the lawn, my dad taught me to do it his way. It took forever. So as time progressed, I found out shortcuts to make the task easier and to shave some minutes off and I still get the same results but in way less time, so I guess now when I mow the lawn I’m doing it right because it’s my way.

As the famous little boy band also known as the Backstreet Boys once said, “I want it my way”. And now I know why, because it’s the right way. People must not understand that this is a free world because they do things the way they’re told, instead they should be free to explore different ways to do them. When I do things the way I’m told to I feel stressed and can’t seem to accomplish the task, but when I do it my way it seems easier and I can knock tasks out like nothing.

Doing things your way is the right way to do things because that’s how life is. Humans believe that they know everything and they’re the best and they can find little ways to get out of anything they don’t want to do. I guess that’s why I believe that doing things your way is the right way to do things, because I believe it, its not like its really the right way it’s just a belief.