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What do people want most in life?

Love? Fortune? Fame? Family? Knowledge? To be cool? To be hot? Immortality?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar This is an extract of my blog post, rewritten to be shorter.

It was the final week of primary school, and I was 11 years old. In this week we had a leavers assembly that we did. My teacher was the best teacher ever as he gave us a really happy environment and high SATs results. For the leavers assembly, he decided that my class was to have the Brit Awards as the theme. There would be a listing of awards and nominations for our class, and we also had group dances and recalled funny memories in the play.

Everybody in the class got an award, and I was one of the 4 people who got 2 awards. I noticed at the end of the assembly that people had received one of either two types of awards. Some people got awards based on their time in the school. On the contrary, some people got awards based on skills that they could take with them after they left school.

Although everyone was happy and people wouldn't know any better to know otherwise, I noticed that there was disappointment among most of the 23 children about what awards they got. Me having 2 awards wasn't a reason for jealousy for the others.

I wished that I could swap my Best Computer Buff and Best Speller award for some boy's Most Popular Male award. He wished that he could swap his awards for mine. We never said this, but it was obvious. In fact most of the people felt the same way as us two.

No matter how happy we were with our awards, I couldn't help but notice the slight sense of disappointment. From that day I realised that the only way to be happy in life is to have time you can reflect on and be appreciative about, whilst having acquired skills in that time you can take with you into the future.

The only way to be happy in life is to have both.
That explains the mass amount of people with seemingly fulfilled lives who still aren't happy.

I rate my teacher for giving us all something to be happy about and reflect on after leaving school. He even gave us a leaving present as well and empty small books for getting signed names off.
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