2012-05-11 / School News

From A Senior’s Perspective

By Jazzmin Holly Special To The Wave

It’s graduation time and we’re on the threshold of a new phase in our lives: slipping out of childhood and into adulthood. The responsibilities that were promised to us at a young age are finally here, pelting us with dues, fines, and deadlines.

This is the time in our lives that everything our parents taught us comes into play. We do things because we want to now, not because we have to.

The question is: What will we do with this responsibility? How will we apply what we’ve been taught down through the years, to our new, adult lives?

Some people take this new freedom and run with it. They do everything they were told not to do, just because they can now; but does that ever end well? As we all know after watching various shows and even from association, doing what you want almost always leads to trouble.

You have to think: Your parents worked 18 years to raise you so that you would be a good, well-rounded person. Why ruin it? Why make all those years a waste, just to impress some friends?

As an adult, we are responsible for ourselves. We may still live with our parents, but virtually we do not have a cushion to fall back on anymore.

If we get arrested we aren’t going to Juvi, we’re going to jail. We don’t get slaps on the wrist anymore. The decisions we make now can either better, or ruin our lives.

So please, be smart, and let’s show our parents that what they taught us was not in vain.

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