"Be Good and Be Lonesome." - Mark Twain Essay

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“Be good and be lonesome.” – Mark Twain Mark Twain once wrote “Be good and be lonesome.” Basically, if you are a good person, or do good deeds, people will be more distant from you. On the contrary though, I believe if you are good, people will be attracted to you. Human beings are naturally attracted to good people. Are we not attracted to superheroes? Superheroes such as Superman, the Green Lantern, Iron Man, Thor, and Wonder Woman have never ceased to inspire awe and admiration from their audiences. Society loves them for both their strength and the good deeds they have committed. If one is truly honorable, people who admire him will simply gravitate towards him. Those who have similar interests will usually lean towards each other. Therefore, people who are good will be attracted to others who are equally good. Birds of a feather flock together. In schools, people who are interested in saving the planet join ECGA. Those who are interested in helping our community join one of the many community service clubs at our school. Even outside of school, adults who are avid readers and lovers of books band together and form book clubs where they can express themselves and have intelligent conversation about the things that interest them together. Some may reasonably argue that it is lonely at the top. However, no matter how good you are in any aspect, there will always be someone better. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey are all great men and women who weren’t alone. When Steve Jobs met his wife he told his sister, “There’s this beautiful woman and she’s really smart and she has this dog and I’m going to marry her”. The relationship someone great has with another is one of humility and mutual respect, but it is the same in every relationship. People shouldn’t feel the need to do stupid things because they feel as if they will be shunned by others if they

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