365 Days Writing Prompt Challenge: Day 19

19. Great Minds:

There’s that saying, “Great minds think alike,” but I’ve always thought it was kind of dumb. I mean, if someone’s mind is really great, it’s because it’s different from everyone else’s, because if it was the same, they would never have thought of something so great. Right?

I may be only 1o years old but my teachers say I have a great mind. My mum says the same, but mums are supposed to say that, so I don’t buy it. I mean, I guess it’s an okay mind, but I’m not sure if it’s great. I just know that I like thinking of new inventions and easier ways to do things. I want to invent something really great to help people, not to become famous. Being famous doesn’t mean you have a great mind. Just look at Paris Hilton.

Tomorrow I have to give a speech at school about this very topic, so this is kind of a practice run for what I’m going to say. I’m sure most kids are going to talk about great minds like Einstein or perhaps Newton. I agree they are great, but I have to wonder if you can only be great if you’re dead.





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