All About Nothing: the Story of My Life Essay

1201 Words Dec 17th, 1999 5 Pages
All About Nothing: The Story of My Life


Perhaps the most important thing that has happened in my life is the
fact that nothing really big or important has ever happened in my life. For
example, my parents are still happily married, and nobody really close to me has
evr died. All of this is very unfortunate, I am sure, because if one of these
things had happened I would have been able to find a topic for this very essay
which I am writing very easily, and would not have had such a hard time getting
this essay in to my teacher on time. Nor have I rescued a little kitten from a
tree, which when I think about it is really unfortunate because then not only
would I have had a topic, but I might also have gotten my picture in the
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And, because of this, I could be a diligent hard working student.
Thankfully, it didn't and I am not, but the point is, it could have. A scary
thought indeed. My parents aren't divorced and do not abuse me, giving me no
excuse for bizarre, eccentric, or anti-social behavior, but sometimes I wish
they where or did, because then, if they where divorced or did abuse me, I could
do anything I wanted knowing full well I could blame everything on them and get
off with a mild slap on the wrist if that. But now I am getting off on a
tangent that belongs more in a history paper on current events or something like
that than in an English paper, so back to my anti-reflective reflective. I have
never been subjected to life in a slum, or in the projects, so if I tried to be
a "gangsta'" I would be lying to myself, which is something I do not do. I lie
to others perhaps, if I can gain anything at all by it, but never to myself. So
"gangsta'" is out. Nothing significant ever happened to mold me into the person
I am (Except, of course, my own birth, but what I remember about that is not
nearly enough to write an essay about.), except nothing at all.
Nothing is perhaps the most important thing that could have happened to
me. It made me what I am, an average person in every way. I am not too "cool"
or stylish, but neither am I a complete social outcast. I am on of the only
people I know who goes to a "real" barber shop, as opposed to a…