Youth Forward Scholarship 2019 – The One That Got Away

Name: Juan Rodriguez
From: Dallas, TX
Grade: Rjuan7788.jr@gmail.com
School: Rjuan7788.jr@gmail.com
Votes: 0

Juan Rodriguez

Period.7th

10/23/18

In
life everyone is born different. There is no such thing as two people
who alike, because everyone is unique in their own way. With that
being said, we shouldn’t go out seeking to be someone were not, but
instead to be someone we will be happy with. To this point we
shouldn’t do things for the sake of others or money but for our own
happiness

A
predecessor is not one who we want to be or surpass, but someone who
we can learn from to be a better us. They are there for you to learn
from their experience in hopes to help you grow and mature and expand
yourself to you own happiness. Whether is for better or worse we as
humans should encourage ourselves to be a better us then what we are
now. By doing so we encourage the next generation of life to be
better then what they will become.


It
is best to things you like because you like it and not for the
reward you’ll get after it.
(We’d
like to be painters, we’d like to be poets. We’d like to be
writers, but as everybody knows—we can’t earn any money that way.
What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something which
the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him you do
that—and uhm—forget the money. If you say that getting the money
is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely
wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in
order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like
doing, which is stupid! It is absolutely stupid! Better to have a
short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent
in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you’re
doing, it doesn’t matter what it is—somebody is interested in
everything—anything you can be interested in, you will find others
who are. it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you
don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track.
See, what we are doing is, we’re bringing up children and educating
them to live the same sort of lives we are living—in order that
they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life, by
bringing up their children, to bring up “their” children,
to do the same thing. So, it’s all retch and no vomit—it never
gets there. Therefore, it’s so important to consider this
question.
),
Allan Watts, What Do You Desire.


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