This I Believe

Elijah - Rapid City, South Dakota
Entered on May 3, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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Many people believe in many different things. I believe that every person should live their life to the fullest and that you should not live a sad, angry, or bad life. Here are some good reasons why I believe in those things.

I believe that you should live your life to the fullest because it can change in an instance like the waves in the ocean. My grandma told me when I was little that I should not waste time when I am alive because my life could end at any time. That is why I believe that you should never go to bed mad at someone because that may be the last time you see them. I believe that you should not live a bad and sinful life because you only have one chance to present yourself in this world and the way you present yourself will reflect your character and the things you believe in.

I believe that people should not live a sad life. Living a sad life can affect you and everyone around you like a disease. When you are sad like a weeping willow you tend to not live your life to the fullest because everything you do seems to be worthless like the prodigal son. When you are sad it can make the people around you sad too. Really no one wants to hang around a person that is sad and gloomy all the time. I think that you should try to think of the good things in your life and not the bad things or the things you don’t have in your life. I believe that you should wake up every morning and be thankful to be alive like a plant is thankful for water. If you see someone living a sad life you should try to help make it better.

I believe that people should not live an angry life like a raging river. Living an angry life is not good for you to do. You should not be mad all the time because that affects you and the people around you like a tornado of trouble. Being angry all the time really reflects very badly on your character. If you live your life angry all the time your life will be miserable. I believe that if you live your life happy you will get much more out of life like it is a juicy fruit. Being angry all of the time can cause people to judge you and make them want to stay away from you. I believe following these things will help you live a happier life.