What is a pen? According to dictionary.com, a pen is any of various instruments for writing or drawing with ink or a similar substance. To me, a pen is what I use to pass my classes. A pen does not seem very complicated; it is usually just ink, a spring, and plastic around it. A pen is also very similar to what I believe writing is. A pen allows you to let out your thoughts, or ideas while they are fresh in your head. It gives you the opportunity to share what you are thinking with others, or write a message to others. What I am trying to say is that a pen has much more meaning than just a simple technology. According to triva-library.com, a man named Edward-Bulwer Lynton said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” This quote agrees with the fact that a pen has much more meaning than just an object. Although this quote was used in Lynton’s play, it also has real-life meaning. This shows that a sword is just a physical object, but a pen has a lot more meaning. A pen gives someone the opportunity to write words that can live on forever. A pen can write a book that one can read one thousand years later. It gives one the opportunity to write and get what they have learned in the past to future generations. It really gives the opportunity for just about anything. To me, a pen gives me the opportunity to write much neater compared to pencils. I am not sure why, but this is why pens have significance to me. Teachers were repeatedly asking me to slow down my writing and write neater, but it never seemed to work until I used a pen. Overall, a pen gives whoever uses it a lot of opportunities, and it has a lot of hidden meanings.