|What do you want to be in life?
Author: J.J. Tudor PM
a speech I wrote for english class, about how people expect us to know who we are, but also that we have to know we're the right person.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 345 - Published: 02-04-13 - id: 3098337
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Do you remember, in elementary school, when we were asked "What do you want be in life?" I do, and I just hate how unfair of a question it is, don't you?
At five years of age, they already ask us what is considered an existentialist question "Who am I?" We could not even tie our shoes, yet we were required to have an idea, of who we are, when the adults themselves have no clue who they really are.
They ask us such questions so that they can mold us, to fit their standards of "right" or "successful" They don't want us to be what WE want to be, but what THEY want us to be.
And it's wrong. It's wrong to take away somebody's liberty of choice. It is wrong to take away a person's hopes. It is against the FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, because everyone has the right to choose who they are.
Not only is it wrong, it is terribly unfair, to all who have no will to conform. It is unfair to the teenagers who are discovering themselves. It is most unfair, to the young children who are being berated by their parents for having such a "silly idea".
What is the call for action? I say: to band together against the pressure put by our parents, to not repeat the mistakes passed made, to assure that our future generations will have a brighter future than we.
What is the aim? I tell you: the right to be who you want to be and do what you want to do, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you want to be because of him or her or anybody, to live in a world not where you conform to the society, but the society conforms to you.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.