My Idol

March 7, 2009
By pkcPKC SILVER, Maple Ridge, Other
pkcPKC SILVER, Maple Ridge, Other
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Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

I feel like I should write something right now about how I adore and worship and idolize some great person or being in my life. Like this essay should start with some cheesy intro about my parents, or my older siblings, or some famous celebrity or god possibly. Yeah, I could just choose one of those selections for an easy A, all I would have to do is lie a bunch and write some things that are completely against what I believe. But no, this time, i'm going to write something origional. So what if I get a C cause this isn't 'following criteria'.. I dont want to make up some random stuff about some topic that I have no experience in. Well, dear teacher, i dont have an idol. I believe in following my own path, im cannot call myself a non-conformist- we are all conformists' in some way or another. I dont want to say that I am my own idol- that would sound conceited and shallow, but I take pride in what I do- sure, i follow the example of others sometimes, and some more than others, but that doesn't really make them my idol. Then my parents and my friends would be my idol. But their not. I like to be a little rebelious and blaze my own trail sometimes, despite the fact that the community would most likely take it differently. I dont have an Idol. I really dont have anyone to look up to- I tend to find too many faults in others and myself to have an Idol. An Idol is someone who has no faults in your eyes- but doesn't that make them perfect? And there is no such thing as a perfect being, and since I dont believe in god, you cant use 'him' as an excuse. But if an idol is someone you go by, someone whose rule you follow, I guess that my idol would be myself. Once again, I don't mean to sound conceited. But think about it- If I am the one who decides what is right and wrong for me- therefore I go my by own rules, and if I am the one who I see faults and good things in, if I am the one who I look up to when I need advice- but wait, I can't be my own idol. If I can't be my own idol, then who is?

The author's comments:
This was written for a humanaties essay I had for homework.

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