A New Beginning

By Anonymous

Instructor’s note: This essay is directed toward other young people.

There’s a time in life when you need to change your ways, from the way you act to the things you do. Many young teens claim they’re grown, but they’re really not, because they have childish ways. There are also young children who want more out of their life but do not know how to act when they get the chance. Some people don’t know when this time is or don’t realize what they’re doing. I believe this is when you take on responsibility.

People take on responsibility at different times in their life. For example, some teens become pregnant at a young age. Having a child is a big responsibility, and you have to give up many things. Another person may take on responsibility when they lose a parent or guardian. When you lose the person who has taught you everything you know, and who has raised you all your life, it’s hard to move on. It’s hard for many reasons; you have to look after yourself and experience things on your own.

A time when many of you may need to grow up is when you enter college. Many students think college is a time to party. And anyone who thinks college is party time is wrong. When you decide to go to college you’re coming because you want to further your education. College isn’t like high school; you have to pay lots of money. Why waste the money of whoever is paying for you to come to college? When you come to school to party, it causes many other problems. For example, parties may last all the way until 3 a.m. Then you miss your classes the next day, because you don’t want to get up. At some parties you drink, or you get drunk, and drinking only causes more problems, from broken friendships to fights – any of this can happen. So, when you come to college make sure you’re mature, and ready to learn.

Life isn’t all about fun. There’s a time when you need to mature, grow, and learn. To be mature you need to know right from wrong. Don’t let anyone get in your way, or stop you from doing what you want to do. To grow, you make mistakes and learn from them. I’ve known too many people who have had children at a young age and thought their life was over. Their life isn’t over, they just added on to their responsibility. I’ve also known people who’ve went to college and wasted their time and money. These people did want to further their education; they just weren’t ready. When making decisions, you need to make the right ones

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2 Responses to “A New Beginning”

  1. lamar waul Says:

    this is so true. Young peple who leave high school and come to college just think it’s time for a party and getting away from their parents but if they don’t come and have a good mind set

  2. lamar waul Says:

    it will just put them back where they was tryin to get away from

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