Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you and explain that influence.
I want to make this as long as possible, but so far I only have 292 words. I'd like it to go up to at least 350.Santa Claus is more of a concept than an idea for me.
The world was a terrible place in my opinion. Back in the winter of 2006, when I was in third grade, I saw things as they were: disasters. Some were unavoidable, natural disasters like the drought in Minnesota. But a lot of them were caused by people, like how Senator Harry Reid took briberies. These horrible things that happened in the world disheartened me. We studied a bit about interesting and good things that were happening, like Yunnus's Nobel Peace Prize for lending out money to poor people, but none could help me be optimistic. I wanted the world to be a better place, but the way things were going, I just couldn't believe it.
And that's when I met Jolly ol' Saint Nick.
My friend said to me that she had received an Aeropostale shirt from Santa Claus. I was familiar with Santa, of course. He is the mystical being that brings gifts to the nice little children. I just could not believe that someone could actually travel the world in one night. Maybe Santa had a Time-Turner like Hermione from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Anyways, she told me of how she went to the mall and asked Santa for the shirt- and received it on Christmas. As I listened, I felt sorry for the old man who traveled the world without breaks at that age. Maybe he is more than what people give credit to. He does not just bring presents, he brings morale and hope to little children. Because of him, many children try to behave, and make themselves into better people. I thought that maybe, just maybe, that if people were more like Santa Claus (a good role model and the epitome of virtue), the world could become a better place.
That is just what I think the people need: a good role model, someone who could lead us morally. We need someone who truly cares about people and working towards the greater good. However, when I researched Santa Claus on the internet, I was disappointed to find that he was not real. I stared out the window. How sad everything seemed again. I watched as the neighbors across the street set up the wooden Santa that said, "Share the Holiday Spirit!" Then, I realized how stupid I had been. Santa Claus is real- but he's not a person. He's the jingle of coins whenever somebody gives spare change to the poor. He's alive in the waving man, Mel Hartman, and basically everyone as they go around making others happy. Santa isn't a person who gives and shares; he is giving and sharing.
In case you are wondering, no, I do not want to become Santa Claus. Actually, I do better than him. I plan on making my generation the best yet along with other individuals who have a sense of ethics. I believe in the future. I believe that we could change.