One Ends, Another Begins

Everyone has their own story. Everyone has their own problems, and how they react to them teaches them a little more about themselves. However, a person should never be judged because the people around him or her don’t know what is going on in their mind and have never stepped inside his or her shoes.

The first page in The Great Gatsby, Nick recalls as his father told him, “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” People may appear happy and smiling, but inside they may be fighting a battle no one knows about. They may put a mask with a smile, but behind it, tears are running down their faces.

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People come and go. Chapters start and end. But, reading one chapter in a book doesn’t give the reader the right to judge the whole book. Just because you might have stepped into the wrong chapter of a person’s life, doesn’t mean their whole life is a disaster.

In my story, some characters appear more often than others. They all react differently than one another. Some may disappear halfway through a chapter, some are gone temporarily, and some are in every chapter. Life takes everyone where they choose to go. Life may throw curveballs, but it knows what it is doing.

How do we choose how our story ends? The everyday decisions we make, and our reactions to everyday “curveballs” determines our destiny. Therefore, our destiny changes everyday. We learn everyday. We conquer battles, and so do others. We should never judge those who might be fighting wars, while we are only fighting battles.

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