This post is written by my elder son (8 Years old)
“My father reads many books and one day he told me something very interesting. There was a scientist whose name was Albert Einstein he once said that “The definition of madness is to do the same thing again and again and expecting a different result”
This was something which made me think a lot. Some people are always making changes to their lives. Others, on the other hand, are content with their life and resist the change.
What Mr. Einstein said is true and change is a good thing because it makes our lives more interesting and offers opportunities to grow. But there are many things we should look at before we take this decision.
If we did not change we would still be living in a world of confusion. We would still be in the caves fighting the wild animals. Sometimes change comes from within a human being and at other times it is thrown upon him. If we are not mad and I hope we are not then we change.
A change can also be an opportunity to learn. It brings new challenges into life and test the ability of the person to adapt and grow. When we try new things we improve our skills and many times it makes our lives better.
From the beginning of time if there was no change I would have not be sitting here writing this essay. I would be a fish or a monkey somewhere hanging in the forest. The desire of a bacterium to change made me happen.
I live in India and there were times when women were burnt after their husbands died. People changed and they improved the system and now we care for the women of our times. Change is a good thing if we see all the positive things it has given us.
On the other hand, change can also become a bad thing if we do not accept it. When computers were invented lot of people resisted this change and lost their jobs because they did not accept this change and did not learn how to use the computers. If these people had been willing to accept the challenge and learn a new skill, they would not have lost their jobs.
There are other factors which decide if change is good or bad. How does the change happen or how fast the change happens. When internet was started it changed the world. With internet we could communicated with anyone in the world instantly. But the change was so fast that we could not control it. There were no laws made and people were not safe on the internet. With time this has changed a lot but in the starting the change arose many questions. It had both the good and the bad elements in it.
Sometimes it is the way the change happens which determines if it is good or bad. People wanted to change the way they lived their lives and suffered from many diseases. This desire to change made them look at diseases in a different way and now this change has lead to many medicines which improve our lives.
There are changes which we contribute to but cannot control. Changes in weather can make our life very difficult. Some people do not believe in this change because this change is too slow. In this case because the speed of change is too slow it can lead to the death of the planet.
So change can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes it depends on the way the change happens, at other times how fast it happens and even depends on if we can control it or not. In many cases, change is both good and bad based on the way people look at it.
“If there was no change, there would be no butterflies”. This statement is both simple and true. I think change is necessary and it is also a burden. Some change results in bad things happening but there are also so many good things that have come out of change.
In the end I would say that change is good and bad at the same time. It depends on the person who is affected by the change and how he handles it.
After analyzing both sides of the argument, it is easy to see that change is a good thing. It provides an excellent opportunity to learn and grow. It also makes our lives more interesting.”
Ishaan Kishore is Eight Years old and this is his first step in the field of writing….