"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am." - Princess Diana

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Author's Note: I have been working on this piece as free write work, but I realized that I could use it as our newest assignment. Mr. Graf showed us a piece about happiness, now I made this piece about happiness and dreams a while ago before I saw this piece so don't believe I stole from that author. But I realized this would be perfect for this assignment. This piece shows the raw emotion of how dreams impact our lives and make us individuals. And this can make us, happy. Feedback is very much appreciated so please feel free to do so. Thank you.

Happiness. It’s one of those things you have to seek out in life. As a 13 year old girl, I am trying so hard to find out what makes me happy. My friends make me happy, my sports make me happy, my activities make me happy. What happeneds when something that makes you happy, is not approved by others? What happened when your dreams are shut down? Please, just ponder on this with me for a moment. It is known that happiness is the key to life, so why not live as you choose? Others that are in your life may not approve, they may even tell you to stop and sometimes you can’t help but to give in to their commands. But why?

As you get older you start to realize, what makes you happy. You see what you want to do with your life and the dreams you want to have. People in your life may want you to see the realistic side of being happy and having dreams. In my opinion I know that we all have dreams and to me, they are one of the most important things to have in life. Without dreams, we have nothing. We have no creativity, we have not independence, we have nothing to look forward too. I am a person who dreams big. I want to live in the city, I want to be successful, and I want to be creative in my own way. “You may say, I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”-John Lennon “Imagine”. That song has so much meaning. John Lennon was a man with huge dreams. He wanted the world to live in peace with each other. Is that so much to ask?

People did shut him down. People told him he was too big of a dreamer and that he dreamt to big. Did that stop John Lennon from dreaming? Nope. So why should it stop you? People have told me and others like me to start being realistic and to stop dreaming so big. By why stop dreaming when it makes you happy? I for one will never stop dreaming so big because I don’t care how realistic you want me to be, dreams make me happy.

When people shut down your dreams, it helps us believe that things happen for a reason. Sometimes, you just want to keep fighting and sometimes that is the best option. In my life, I try to do what makes me happy even if other people don’t like it. Such as writing stories, playing volleyball, being in musicals, listening to music, dreaming about the city, and much, much more. It’s comforting to us dreamers that there are others that feel the same out there somewhere. Some of these people make themselves visible to the public. Such as musicians, writers, poets, and everyone else that lets their creativity and dreams shine. I feel as if we all have to accept each other. We all have to accept people’s dreams and what makes them happy.

Happiness truly is the key to life and we should all live how we chose. Through writing this paper, I realized that I cannot let anyone else tell me what to do or what to dream. I feel this way now because individuality and dreams might be what separates us from the rest. And for some of us? Being different makes us happy.


  1. I love your last line. It left me wanting more. Also I liked your word choice in this piece, it was very heartfelt and deep.

  2. Your piece had such great word choice and description. It made me really think about happiness and how different people are happy because of different things. Great quote as well.

  3. Hehe oh Mada, you're so good at writing! I love this piece. You really show your emotions and how you feel about it, but maybe a little less emotion should be put in the piece. I know you're a very dramatic girl (in a good way :), but it's sometimes hard to understand the concept of the piece and what you're trying to get at. In the end this is a phenomenal piece! Good Job (: xoxo.

  4. This is a really great piece! I love how it is filled with so much emotion and feeling. The concept is great, I can really tell what you are trying to say. I love the quote that you included too. Great Job!