2017 – 3rd Grade National 3rd Place Winner

Atticus Kim, Virginia.

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

Different points of view open new worlds, but violence only has one perspective and closes doors to new experiences.
Ideas can bring people together, but fighting rips people apart.
Writing can bring out the best emotions, but violence brings out the worst.
Sharing ideas leads to finding the truth, but violence leads to seeing who is more cruel.
Writing can bring out love and compassion, but violence brings hate and fear.
Reading and writing makes people use their brain, but violence stops people from thinking.
Sharing ideas and opinions is the beginning of a dialogue, but violence ends conversation.
When people stop thinking and talking there is darkness, until someone shares different ideas which opens new worlds, and brings people together, and brings out the best emotions, and leads to finding the truth, and brings out love and compassion, and makes people thinking, and begins a dialogue, and creates light.
The only way to get rid of darkness is light, and that is why the pen is mightier than the sword.



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