The Giver Writing Prompt:
It’s almost midnight and you’re almost finished with your sixth cup of coffee. Your eyes strain as you stare at your computer screen looking at college applications. Once again, you go through the college pamphlets scattered on your desk and you read paragraphs to see it they provide a good job in the field you want. Sounds like a nightmare, right? Well, believe it or not this is reality for students looking for a college that suits their interests. Every day, more than a million students struggle to find a job that meets their interests. However, in the book, The Giver, the characters get assigned a job from the “Elders”, so they don’t have to go through this taunting process. The “Elders” judge the community of people ever minute, so they can give them a job according to their skills and talents. In my opinion, assigning people a job based on their skills and talents is a very effective method for various reasons. To begin with, this method will allow you to find hidden talents within yourself. If you don’t try something you will never know if you like it or are good at it. For instance, if you don’t test out your drawing skills by putting your best effort forward in a drawing you will never know if you really have a talent or special skill for it. In the same way, getting assigned a job is not a necessarily a bad thing. Even though you may not get a job you had your hopes for you might get a job that you will find you have a lot of potential talent in. To add on, by finding your talent within a job you will slowly start to enjoy it, even though if it wasn’t the one you had on mind. Overall, you don’t know what the future holds. Therefore, it is it better to get assigned a job and find hidden talents within in rather than to put off something you may be really good at. Additionally, this method will preclude you from going into poverty. Due to the fact you are assigned a job you will become worry...
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