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What will the future will be like?

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I will be sharing with you my opinion on what I think the future would be like. Many people have lots of questions about the future like, what will the future be like? What will be there in the future? Those are really good questions. But I think the more appropriate question would be is there going to be a future left for us.

Good sports builds strong individuals

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-10-30

Team Sports Builds Strong Individuals

No Love in this World

Grade: 9 | Year: 2013 Published On: 2013-04-11

These days all you see and read on the T.V, Internet, Books and the Newspaper is war, countries fighting with each other, terrorist blowing them self-up, people killing each other, rape, murder, child abusive, the government is being a total jackass with the money, breaking promises, making our life into a living hell. I sometimes wonder the world I live in. Living in a world surrendered by sick people, evil people. These days you don’t trust anyone around you. Strangers, the police, your own government and family. Even your friends. I say to myself sometimes, this world is pretty much fu*ked up place to live, who wants to live in this planet. I’m 100% sure that the aliens wouldn’t want to invade here. It’s a hell world! Is this hell? Who knows! Only God knows.

How would you make the world better?

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

My topic is on how to make the world better. When I say this topic I probably already know that all of you are thinking about those big and major league problems and how people are going to solve them, maybe like pollution, and natural disasters, but have you just ever thought about, maybe even for the slightest second about all those tiny little problems in life? Or maybe even about all the little ways to make the world better? Tons of people focus on the big problems in life, and the big way to make the world better, that they never focus on the small ways to make it better that could be the most important parts. The small problems in life could even could cause big problems of possibly even bigger problems!
One tiny problem just like a few little germs or bacteria, could cause some huge problems like diarrhea, colds, fevers, chicken pox, and many more. Which will eventually spread to everybody you touch, which is probably your family and friends, then they will spread it to more and more people, and it could become disastrous. All of this just started with a few little germs and bacteria, and it became a ginormous problem. Who knew that touching just a few little germs and bacteria could cause such big problems. I don't want to frighten you, if I am, because germs and bacteria are every, and are touching us at this very moment. But the solution to this problem is just to wash your hands by scrubbing them very hard, for about 15 seconds which is about the length of the happy birthday song, and keeping your whole body clean by taking a shower at least once a day, and scrubbing your face in the morning and at night. So you see the solution to this big problem is simply by stopping it when it is still a small problem.
One tiny way that I would make the world better, is by telling people to wash their hands very hard and thoroughly, and keeping your body clean by taking a shower and washing your face in the morning and at night. This helps the world because if you don't do this it could set off a really bad chain reaction, that could be disastrous. Pretend I didn't do any of this, then I would have tons of germs just crawling on my body, and it would be easier for me to get sick. When I am still sick, my own germs will spread to people I am near, and would them them sick too. Then it would keep on spreading and spreading, until tons of people are sick. When people get these germs they could have a cold, a fever, the chicken pox, diarrhea, infections and many more. But when people wash their hands they shouldn't just get their hands wet and then run away, they should scrub their hands for about 15 seconds, which is about as long as the happy birthday song. I would also like to invent a machine specifically for this problem, how the machine would work is that whenever somebody puts their full body in it would instantly clean them in two seconds without getting wet. Then I would ask people to replicate the machine, and send it to everybody in the entire world for free. Then everybody could get themselves clean by just stepping inside a machine for two seconds, instead of running all the way up the stairs, getting yourself wet, and then having to dry yourself. So this machine is pretty much perfect. But do you know the absolute best part about this machine is? Can any of you guess? No/Yes, the best part about it is that it is pain free.
Another tiny way I would make the world better is by trying and telling everybody I know, to recycle paper, and as much paper as they can. This seems so easy doesn't it? But the reason why most people are not doing it is because they are lazy to just pick up a few pieces of paper, and toss it into the
recycling bin. Doing this will help the world because paper is made up of trees, and trees create oxygen for us to breath. Without trees we wouldn't be able to live on this wonderful planet, and experience everything we have today. Why we have to recycle the already used paper is because, then we could turn it into new fresh sheets of paper, and so we wouldn't need to cut down so many trees. After we recycle we can restore all the other trees that we cut down. Because before us humans settled here, there were twice as many trees as there are now, and if everybody on the planet recycled, then we could save so many trees considering one ton of paper can save 17 trees, and that there are 7.3 billion humans out there.

My mythical creature

Grade: 5 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

My topic is on what mythical creature I wish existed. Well ,have you ever thought about all the cool monsters and creatures that don't exist, but that you wish existed maybe like an Angel, a Griffin, the Hydra , or possibly even a Pegasus . Well I would first like to ask you all a question, have any of you seen the San Francisco flag, because that flag carries my mythical creature on it. No/yes it is a Phoenix bird on the San Francisco flag and it is the mythical creature I wish existed.
Why I chose a Phoenix bird over other creatures, maybe like a fire breathing dragon or a sea serpent is because of what the Phoenix really represents. I want it to exist because of what it represents because what is represents is really cool. A Phoenix is a really brave and strong bird that represents immortality, life after death, the sun, time, and many other things. The Phoenix is very cool and the Phoenix bird is always a male according to the legend. If you don't know what a Phoenix is or what it looks like I will explain it to you. A Phoenix bird is obviously a bird, and is related to an eagle, but some people say it is also related to a peacock. The Phoenix bird is always on fire until it dies, and is very large, about twice the size of a full grown male lion. Its color is also reddish gold, but mostly red.
Why I think a Phoenix should exist is because it isn't very dangerous and won't attack anybody unless it's threatened, unlike the hydra that is humongous and will blow everything up into ashes, and light everything on fire. One of the best things about the Phoenix bird is that there won't ever be more than one Phoenix in the entire universe, because of the Phoenix life cycle. The legend states that every Phoenix that lives will live for exactly 500 years and will build a nest right before it dies then the sun rays will hit the nest and light it on fire. Then a worm will crawl in the nest and will then turn into a Phoenix egg, after that the original Phoenix would die in the nest and would turn to ashes, and a new one would be born, and the life cycle will go on and on and on and on. Which is good, so there won't be Phoenixes taking over the world, because lots of mythical creatures lay eggs, like dragons, an Arachne, and the Hydra. The Phoenix is also very peaceful so it is not usually found in cities or places where there are people.
Another reason why I wish it existed is because it would be fun and amazing to see the creature itself., because it flies around a lot, and would be magnificent to see. The phoenix bird also never eats humans, because humans are too big and it usually eats mice, insects and other birds. It also sometimes protects humans if it becomes friends with humans. The Phoenix will always live for 500 years even if it is shot down it will come back up. The bad part about having a Phoenix is because it might light everything on fire. But some people believe that a Phoenix can control its fire so it could land on
someone without harming them. If it could really not burn someone then I could really be able to fly on a Phoenix bird and experience it. Then that would be like winning the lottery or having my wish come true.
I hope you all now realize how special and cool a Phoenix bird is and now also know what mythical creature I would get to exist and why. Thank you all so much for listening.

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