Diary – journal; contains entries written everyday or every couple of days. What do people write about in a diary?
- daily events
- dreams and hopes
- anything you want to remember
Why do people write diaries? It could be interesting, relaxing… Maybe later you would like to read it and recall your memories. Or to laugh at yourself, because we grew older, changed – and you realize that at the time you wrote a diary you were immature, innocent, maybe silly. Our perspective has changed, we think in a different way.
What would you do if you saw someone’s diary? Would you read it? What if it belonged to your mother, sister or boyfriend? What would you feel if someone looked into your diary? Betrayed, upset, threatened…
Where do you keep your diary? Is it safe? Is it locked? Would you like to publish it someday? Do you know any famous people’s diaries? Have you heard of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, who died during the 2nd World War at the age of 15 and wrote a diary before she died? Her diary was published by her father and became a bestseller.
Diary can be a kind of therapy – if something bothers you, write down your thoughts and feelings. You may feel better.
Diary can be an inspiration – record your ideas, dreams – they might be useful in the future. Maybe someday you could use them while writing your autobiography!