More Daves! Yay or Nay?
My birth name was GuoHaoran. I was born and raised by my grandma in a bland Chinese city named Dalian. I immigrated to this great nation seven years ago on a memorable evening. Right now, I reside in the forgettable Californian city Buena Park and attend the statewide distinguished Sunny Hills High School. Recently in my Theory of Knowledge class, I was given the essay prompt “would the world be a better place if more people were like you?” To answer this difficult question, let’s analyze myself objectively from several different angles.
First of all, my views on the meaning and purpose of life were determined by my past experiences and the principles that I learned from external sources or developed by my own intuitions. For instance, years of second hand smoking my stepfather’s cigarette smog convinced me that smoking nicotine is a sin. As a result from those negative experiences, I made a conscious vow to never smoke. By sensing the nicotine I reasoned out that abstaining from it is justice, for the sake of me and the sake of others. Through reason, I also came to the conclusion that life is intrinsically pointless, that everyone is born with the ultimate purpose of dying. However, as a sentient human being, I appreciate the fact that we are all alive and that we are able to experience all the tiny quirks that life has to offer. Small things such as an act of random kindness can brighten up anyone’s day. The effect of the kindness then rubs off on others, creating a domino effect, until it encompasses everyone or disperse into nothingness. One of my drives is to bring happiness to as many people’s daily lives as possible. I accomplish this by either pursuing my passions of computers and music or by elevating the mood of a class by saying a snarky comment or by making passionate gestures.
With my outgoing yet thoughtful personality, there comes a price. Too much of my bizarre antics could drive people to a severe state of annoyance....