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Why intelligence is not enough?

Grade: 4 | Year: 2015 Published On: 2015-11-25

Today I will be talking about why intelligence is not enough. I am going to be like your teacher and teach you all why intelligence is not enough, And you guys will all be the students including all the parents. And at the end of my speech you will be a little smarter, which means your intelligence will increase but that is not all you need in life.
Some people think all you need to have a happy life is to be smart but they are wrong, definitely wrong. Although being smart is necessary, it doesn't mean you are better than others or will rise above everyone else. You could be the smartest person in the world but that doesn't mean you will have more success than other people. I have done an IQ test on the internet and there are 7 questions, and at the end it tells you what you are by how many you got correct. If you get zero one correct you are a tired donkey born by accident, if you got 2 or 3 correct you are an ordinary person with nothing special . If you got 4 to 5 correct you are an undiscovered genius with a beautiful mind, and if you get 6 correct you are a really smart alien came here spy, and if you get all of them correct you are the master of the universe. I am guessing that all of you want to get all of them correct and be the master of the universe, but not for me. I am fine with not being the master of the universe I just don't want to be a tired donkey born by accident, because according to research intelligence only gives 15 percent of success. You need many other things in life other than intelligence. One of them is the ability to cooperate well with people because if you were doing a project and you had to do it with someone and you couldn't cooperate well, you guys would be arguing the entire time and wouldn't be able to even finish the project. You guys might not have even started the project if you were still arguing about what to do for the project. And when you are older you have to learn to cooperate with other people that work with you and if you start an huge argument you might get fired. Or even worse if you start an argument with your manager and it's such a large argument you can hear it if you are walking by the building, then you're sure to get fired. So you have to also learn how to cooperate well with anyone, not only your friends, but not with strangers on the street.

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.

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