Never give up your dreams

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 25 May, 2010, 12:00am

After reading the article about professional storyteller Roger Jenkins (Young Post, May 7), I came to realise that everyone has their own talent. We all have at least one thing that we are good at.

We should not feel unhappy when we don't do well in something. We will improve if we keep working on it.

I think Jenkins is a role model. He worked very hard to pursue his dream - becoming a storyteller. People often feel sad when they fail to achieve something. But they should not give up. They should keep on working towards their dream, like Jenkins did.

Vince Cheung

From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, Vince. When we're growing up, it can be hard sometimes to feel 'good enough'. We might not be the smartest person in class, or the fastest runner in PE. We might not be the hardest-working student, or the most popular person in class.

But none of these things really matter. We are all individuals, and as you say, we all have at least one thing that we are good at. It could be something obvious, like being really good at multiplication or English grammar.

But it might be something that you don't necessarily think of as a skill, such as making people laugh, always having a pen or packet of tissues when someone needs them, or knowing what to say when your friends are sad.

The point is that everyone has special qualities, and everyone is better at something than anyone else. That's part of what makes us unique. Once we accept this, and understand that not everybody can be Steve Jobs or Usain Bolt, we can learn to appreciate our qualities, and love the things that make us unique.

Karly, Deputy Editor