Sarah Freeman, 15, Wales.
Do you ever wonder how people can be so thoughtless? How can people
be so heartless and pathetic? Why do they always have to look for
the flaws, the one thing wrong with an otherwise perfect situation?
Nothing is ever good enough, and the slightest thing can be blown
completely out of proportion, but of course that's ok as long as
it makes a good story, right? Wrong. Innocent people are attacked
for pathetic and useless entertainment. This only makes the world
a malicious place when it has the potential to be so beautiful.
Dreams can be shattered in a second, and nobody seems to give a
damn about the consequences.
What makes people think that they have the right to dismiss another
person's life as less worthy as their own. It doesn't matter what
a person dreams, whether of marriage and kids or meeting aliens
on Mars, it's your dream, and nobody on this earth has the right
to steal it away and diminish it to nothing. Your dreams are who
you are, and they are not to be dictated by people who are too single-minded
to see anything for it's possibilities as opposed to it's disadvantages.
Never think you are something; know you are something. Everyone
is beautiful to someone, so how can ugly exist? Anything can be
beautiful--it just depends on your perspective. A sunset is a map
of rainbowed light which trickles away into a diamond-scattered
sheet of black, but then a puddle mirrors the clouds in a dance
of circled ripples. If the world is refused the right to be magical
and bursting with a shower of wishes and hopes, then what is the
point in it spinning? It might as well just stop dancing it's carousel
ride and sleep for eternity.
It all comes down to two people staring at the stars. one sees
the star for what it is, a burning chunk of the sky's debris plummeting
in it's path to earth. The other gazes at the star and sees what
her heart tells her to see. A floating diamond sparkling in anticipation
as it patiently waits for that tiny, hopeful voice to whisper a
wish that comes straight from the heart and lands somewhere in the
shimmering blackness just to the right of... well that all depends
on your perspective.