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I can tell you that my name is Angel, that I am a senior at Townsend Harris High School in Queens, and how I love to peel dried glue off my fingers and pop the bubbles from bubble wrap. But that may bore you, so instead I am going to tell you all the things that I am proud of. I have five boobs and a Porsche. I invented the color maroon, and I also invented Post-it Notes. I can fly. I discovered the borough Staten Island, and I kick butt at Simon Says—not the electronic version though.
I also love to make people laugh . . . but now the real deal.
I always see people facing unpleasant surroundings, which is why I concentrate on making things beautiful. I believe that everything and everyone has their own amazing quality, you just need to look from the right perspective. It can be a harsh world, but if you look at it from a different angle, the world can be a wonderful place. With so much to do and experience, you can always be happy. All you have to do is make every second of your time useful—like writing a five hundred word autobiography.
I love Youth Insights because of the huge amount of money it pays us, ha ha. I would work for the Whitney even if they didn’t pay us. Our learning process, visiting artists, and working through tours really made me feel that all art has beauty. I think that everyone could understand this if they learned a little something about art and then explored it through their own feelings.
Hmm, this has not reached five hundred words yet, so let’s see what else I can say. Well, one of my many goals is to create, write, design, and host an educational television series for children. I used to watch shows like The Magic School Bus, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and my favorite, Arthur, when I was little—okay so I still watch them now. They taught me things I never would have found interesting in a classroom. I believe that making education interesting and exciting for children is the main ingredient in seeing our young ones’ curiosity and intelligence grow. If that future career fails, I am sure my “excellent” guitar and singing skills will get me places, like the local coffee house or the subway. Whatever it is, if you love something, go for it. You do not need talent, just passion, and that passion will shine through.
And for my last words: “If the world didn’t suck, we would all fall off.”