Why Santa Claus Was Real Essay

1540 Words May 6th, 2015 null Page
A little girl asked her father one day if Santa Claus was real. The father thought for a minute and began to worry. He couldn’t bear to see his daughter so disappointed, so he told her “yes.” The girl eventually turned twelve and was just starting middle school. She asked her father again if Santa Claus was real. Her father, again keeping in mind how sensitive she was, told her “yes.” The day after the girl’s sixteenth birthday, with her brand new car keys in one hand, she asked him again. Her father, wanting to prolong the disappointment, said “yes.” As the girl packed her boxes to move in with her boyfriend for the rest of her life, she asked her father the same question and told him to tell the truth this time. Her father said “yes.” That year, the girl woke up christmas morning with nothing under the tree except for a note from her boyfriend. One would be extremely surprised at the lengths people go to just to avoid discomfort. It’s a bit counterintuitive, really, and it tends to warp the world around them. Warp it so much, in fact, that it could easily become the frighteningly familiar dystopian world described in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. There are already similarities to the book in the real world as far as everyone needing to be happy ALL of the time. There’s no adversity in the American way anymore. Today, nearly every person has desires that have to be met immediately otherwise they have an absolute meltdown, which always turns my mind to…

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