Time has a doomsday book, on whose pages he is continually recording illustrious names. But as often as a new name is written there, an old one disappears. Only a few stand in illuminated characters never to be effaced.
Henry Wadsworth LongfellowAssignment:
Are there some heroes who will be remembered forever? Or are all heroes doomed to be forgotten one day? Plan your response, and then write an essay to explain your views on this issue. Be sure to support your position with specific points and examples. (You may use personal examples or examples from your reading, observations, or, knowledge of subjects such as history, literature, science.)Please rate it from 1 to 6. It probably sucks, but this was the first time I'm training for the essay. It is also such a short time you have for writing, you can barely proofread!MY ESSAY:
Many times we come to wonder whether it's worth it or not to benefit someone or some people, since we'll most likely be forgotten in a couple of years, maybe months, right? It is tempting to follow this stream of thoughts, since it's the easiest path: you won't have to bend yourself backwards for someone else. Despite that, you are probably better off helping people in general, since it's a much more rewarding experience.
I, for example, have always taken my studies seriously. Do all my tasks, got all my assignments prepared way before the deadline. On top of that, I'm very social, so I like to hang with all my classmates, from brainy to not-so-clever ones. It is no surprise that I tend to catch the eyes, sometimes, of some self-centered mates that want to become friends just tfor me to help them study.
I've had, indeed, many opportunities to turn them down, but I did not, and here's why: I feel it's best to contribute to the world and not ask for anything back. You'll just get this feeling of having done your part; you're creating a better world. I realised that, after some time, all the people I'd helped became even nicer to me than they were before, and that lasts to this day.
Although some of the heroes get forgotten, I believe that is so because they probably didn't affect directly people's lives, although benefiting them in a long term. Now, when you do something good directly to someone, that will last, and you'll probably be reminded as someone helpful, and if you've made such contribution, even a hero.
That's definitely something that makes me keep my faith in humanity, with the belief that people do good things will receive good things as well, and, in my opinion, that's what has made the world progress to this day.Thank You!!!