Walking to the swimming merit badge location, the adult told the 12-year boy that passion allows you to fulfill your dream. For good or for evil.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, in which his second sentence reads:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
One of these rights is to write anything, anyway, anytime you want.