I Believe in the Preservation of Ideas

James - Fairfield, Connecticut
Entered on May 13, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe in the preservation of ideas.

I believe that it is my duty in life to improve upon the lessons I have and will learn in life, and pass them onto the next generations.

I believe we as humans are here to progress, to evolve not just physically as a species, but also in ideas and morals. I believe my lot in life is to preserve the ideas I have learned in life, as well as those I have discovered myself, and pass these lessons on to the next generations. Physically, I may become nothing but dust when the end comes, but if my ideas, thoughts, and morals are passed on and contribute to humanity as a whole I have done my job.

My grandfather died quite recently, but not before he taught me many of the important lessons that he had become aware of during his lifetime. My grandfather showed me what a successful life is; he lived to a very old age accompanied by his loving wife, his 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. He was happy, and had good reason to be happy, he had a great life. Before I really observed my grandfathers life, I did not really know what I wanted to do during my lifetime, now I have learned and experienced how to have an excellent life. Although my grandfather is not physically with me anymore, his lessons and ideas live on inside me and I will continue to pass them down through the generations.

Without the preservation of ideas, very little technology would exist. Not only would we not have computers, televisions, phones, we wouldn’t even have simple tools like a hammer, lever, screw, or wheel. All these tools were discovered or invented by people in the past. We wouldn’t have these luxuries here today if it weren’t for our ancestors preserving and improving upon the ideas that were passed down to them. The preservation of ideas has vastly improved our quality of life.

Life is great, but it can always be improved, through the preservation of ideas our ancestors improved our quality and length of life and we, the generation of today, can improve the lives of the generations to come. I will never forget the life lessons that have been passed down to me through thousands of generations, and I will pass them on to the next thousands of generation so that they can improve upon them and continue to make life even better than it already is. When I grow old, I will know that I have led a successful life when my children and grandchildren understand and recognize the lessons that I have and will continue to learn in life.