My Greatest Ambition by Morris Lurie
My Greatest Ambition is a short story about teenager boy and his dream to become a comic-strip artist. This story shows the many sides of our life. Also this story might inspire others. This boy has been wanting to become a comic-strip artist. He has been interested in comic-strip all his life so he decided to draw one. It was his first comic-strip so he didn't want any mistakes. He looked through his comic like 100 times looking for a mistake but it was perfect for him. Later the day, he happened to mention it to Michael, who sits next to him about his first comic strip. Michael was the one who told the boy about a magazine that publishes comic-strip. So he decided to give a shot. He waited for his reply and finally he got the answer. Magazine decided to buy the comic-strip. He was successful. So this story might become motivation for others who are submitting or trying things for the first time. You don't have to be shy or afraid that you might be declined. You don't know what will happen if you don't try.
This story also mentions that this boy doesn't want to be same as others. So he chose to become comic-strip artist. This also might be helpful. There are many people who are special but too shy to show it to the public. So those people try to act as others. We have our own characters, abilities and personalities. We only live once. During that time we have to be ourselves not others.
The boy (main character) again submitted his second comic-strip artist to the magazine. He didn't just give up after his 1st success. He tried again. Even if it's successful or not, you have to try again for the things you like to do. This story is full of inspiration and motivation.
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