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     ‘Paper has more patience than people.’ I thought of this saying on one of those days when I was feeling a little depressed and was sitting at home with my chin in my hands, bored and listless, wondering whether to stay in or go out. I finally stayed where I was, brooding: Yes, paper does have more patience, and since I’m not planning to let anyone else read this stiff-backed notebook grandly referred to as a ‘diary’, unless I should ever find a real friend, it probably won’t make a bit of difference.
Explanation:
 
Anne thinks that paper has more patience than people since she can explain all of her problems, feelings, and other things to paper rather than to people. It might be because papers would silently and without passing judgement understand one's emotions, in contrast to individuals who are consumed with their own problems. This may also suggest that the author was looking for a means to express herself through writing because she was not interested in communicating with people around her.
 
The notion of keeping a diary first came to Anne when she was bored and uninterested in her surroundings and felt she could express her opinions in writing. She pondered whether to stay at home or leave at the time, and when she decided to stay at home, she also decided to write a diary to express her frustrations. Moreover, she didn't want anyone to know what she was writing in her diary, and was able to identify a friend with whom she could share all of her secrets. Anne considered her diary to be her true companion.
 
The above sentences reveal Anne's motivation for keeping a diary: she lacked a companion with whom she could share her difficulties, secrets, and so on.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
  
S. No.
Words
Meaning
1.
ListlessLacking interest or energy
2.
Brood Thinking deeply about something that makes you angry or upset
3.
Depressed Refers to a sad state or unhappiness
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National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). First Flight. From the Diary of Anne Frank - Anneliese Marie ‘Anne’ Frank (pp 48-54). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.