I Am Innovation
A great man once said “the best way to predict the future is to invent it”. It was Alan Kay. What he said was simple, if you wanted something really great in the future, you got to work twice harder than a typical individual or a commoner. I could clearly understand what he was trying to say, however, what he said is something that I barely achieve from then on until now.
As a high school teenager, I become the type of person who delays the important things that should be done in a timely manner and sadly, Innovation requires intelligence, hard work and creativity which made things really hard for me. I am not intelligent, hardworking nor creative and when I realized that I don’t have those favorable skills, I caught myself drowning in the sea of grief. I suffered for a very long time until some people approached me with an enthusiasm and thought I’d be forever safe. Those people taught me a lot, specifically on values and such. They told me that I should be a good kid and be nice to other people. They even mentioned that I would be a greater person in the near future.
Eventually, I become a very competitive person. I even started to act like a slaying queen and pushed away the people who put me up there. In addition, I hated the people I loved, for looking good enough without even trying so hard and for being happy and contended. I thought everything will be alright until I felt the stench of failure coming and everything actually crumbled away. Some of my friends left me behind, I lost my capability to work harder, and most importantly I turned into an inferior human being who cannot execute any astonishing performances.
I swam in the sea of grief over again, but this time I redeveloped the mess by myself and as gently as possible. I used the values that my old friend has told me and today, I turned out to be the greater person that I never thought would even happen. Although I’m still academically lacking, I think I’m a better person now. Moreover, despite that very unfortunate event, some people stayed and I’m eager to conquer my weaknesses for them.
In conclusion, Innovation isn’t something that an individual could quickly sort out. A person should be courageous and dedicated enough to meet all the expectations settled. It would be really hard for a kid to change or accomplish something out of this world but it will be a great lesson and a huge help to becoming a bigger person in the near future. For a decade and nine years of existence, I’ve realized that Innovation means expressing the deepest ingenuities through a series of actions that we cannot easily triumph over but really worth it at the end.
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