We Are Born

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Alexa Mazzotti Grade 11- Ms Tommei Creative Essay Topic 10 What is the Purpose of Life?

We are born. We enter this world with an empty canvas and the tools to decorate and create a final piece of artwork that portrays our journey along the way – whether it be a masterpiece filled with emotion of bliss and passion or a mediocre creation filled with misery and regret or whether we compare to the likes of Michelangelo or an unknown street artist, is truly in no one else’s but our own hands. What is life? Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death. But I would like to think of life as something deeper than that, after all it is the greatest gift that we receive. Are we simply just born to die or is there more to it than that? We are all given a commensurate chance to leave our humanitarian imprint on this raw planet – although that chance may come easier to certain people than others based on social hierarchy and genetic legacies, the fact is we take what we are given and either use every single microscopic molecule of it to its entire ability or fail to grasp it whilst it is still in our reach. The journey. I lie in bed at night consumed by the silence of darkness that captivates my insignificant bedroom- yes my bedroom, one of billions of bedrooms found on this insignificant planet – one of what...
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