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Will I Ever Be Seen as Something More Than the Future?

October 22, 2009
By LindzL SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
LindzL SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long at the closed door that we never see the one that's been opened for us" -Helen Keller

All the adults see us as ‘the future of the nation.’ They look at us and plan our whole lives for us. They act like our lives are written for us; all we’re doing is acting the parts that they they’ve chosen for us to play.
We make one mistake, and it’s “Oh! No! Why must you be so dumb?” We speak our minds one time: “Wow, your ideas are stupid! Can’t you come up with anything better?” We stand up for ourselves once: “Great! You’re going into the ‘I think I’m more important than anyone else’ stage.”
The people who are running our country now, only see us as unrealized replicas of themselves. To them, I’m going to be some successful business woman; or a wealthy secretary of some sort. But, what if that’s not what I want? What if I want to be something completely different? An actress, a singer, a designer? What if I want to make my dreams realities? Why are all these possibilities crossed off my list just because my elders don’t like them?
They’ve written our lives out for us. They’ve labeled us as the ‘future.’ I don’t want to be called that any longer! I want to be known as “Lindsey, the girl who will be choosing her own future; when the time comes for it.”
My parents will never see me as more than a business worker. My teachers will hardly ever realize the side of me that they don’t see. The side of me that wants to be recognized as something more than ‘the future.’

The author's comments:
I wrote this peice after hearing many different adults speak. They all seem to care so much, and yet everything they said sounded so fake!

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on Nov. 14 2009 at 1:47 pm
JustAGirlNextDoor SILVER, Peachland, North Carolina
5 articles 6 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think my favorite quote is
"Would you rather me tell you the truth and make you sad or lie and make you happy".

Wow, some times I feel the same way.

I love it, keep writing your very good

Ps:Thanks for commenting on my story a deep secret=:)