Assignment: Read the story, then look below the story at the chart that Examines Point of View. Determine which “Point of View” the story is being told, and be ready to discuss it in class.
One day a son came to his father for an advice:
– Dad, I can’t do it, – he said, – those practices only exhaust me, and the result doesn’t change. It must be not destined for me to play football and my dream will never come true.
The father looked at his son with loving eyes and said:
– You know son, every person in life has a dream, a goal, a wish. They are the ones who make us do what we are doing, because it’s what we should do. We have to fight for what we believe in, what we feel. In other case, you will simply break. Once – and for all. As though you were never there. The easiest way, is to quit everything and not go until the end because the path is difficult and we are not used to inconveniences. We want everything to be easy and at once, but the wishes are fleeting! This is how our dream dies, and the goal becomes unreachable. Gradually, life becomes a routine without depth and meaning. Then one day, we try to forget and start everything from the beginning. We wait for a new day to make our life different, but new obstacles come in our way, and we stop again. We become full of despair and anger for our own impotence… But you only need to remember one thing: never give up, fight, and battle. It doesn’t matter that you have lost one battle and even dozens of battles. Life goes on! Your biggest enemies are hiding in you – laziness, fear, doubt, and indecision. Be a warrior of your dream, a knight of your goal, and a soldier of your wishes.