Change is Inevitable

Jessica - Christiansburg, Virginia
Entered on January 13, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: change
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Change is Inevitable

I believe in unpredictability. I think our lives are so much more precious than a repetitive, long boring life that we’re simply trying to make it through. It’s really o.k. to not be satisfied, and live our lives to make us have no regrets. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love humanitarian efforts and making a change for the people who really need it. In fact, my goal in life is to change the world. I believe in unpredictability because it makes this evil, confusing world we live in beautiful. Sure, it may cause sadness, ciaos, panic or confusion, but it also causes extreme happiness, intense love or that rush of pure adrenaline because you’re so nervous and you don’t even know why.

If life was that intense all the time, it would be awesome, not exhausting. Rest is pointless. Just think about those four elderly people in “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Could you imagine the boredom of sitting in a bed until you die? But Charlie’s unpredictability of finding a candy bar with a golden ticket made that old man jump up and dance, something all three of the other elders could have easily done if they tried. I think a lot of people are simply afraid though. Even though we sometimes feel like nothing is going right, and the worst part of our life has just now hit us, we can always remember there is someone who has it worse than us. If this is unbelievable, the person who told me this lost both his five-year-old son and his wife. Yes, unpredictability can be devastating, but it makes us who we are. Without it, we have nothing to reminisce about when were old, and no experiences to give our grandchildren advice about.

There is also a lot of unpredictability in our personal, inner lives. Everyone always says we shouldn’t change ourselves, but change is an inevitable law of nature. We must find ourselves by changing. For instance, if someone once was a horrible person, they have the option to be unpredictable and totally transform themselves and change. As for me, I could be totally unpredictable and change my life, my quiet personality, and the world. Like I said before, we should live our life so there will be no regrets, and that’s why I believe we should make life as unpredictable as we can.