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And Next Comes Life

And Next Comes Life

Sayre Savage No Comment

High School. It’s either the best four years of your life or the worst. Either way, your attendance is definitely important. The way you act in high school truly determines where your future is headed. It’s where you figure out your what you’re going to do when it all ends.

We’ve all questioned why we continue to put in the effort every day for what we like to think of as torture. We all ask ourselves, why does any of it matter? When I’m old and in a nursing home, who’s going to care if I know the square root of 47, or if I can name all the parts of a human cell? The answer is, nobody; not even the kind lady that delivers my pudding. So, if nobody cares, what’s the point of high school? I’m no expert, because as a freshman, I just got here, but I know that high school is the first step into discovering who you are and what your purpose here on Earth is.

For the most part, I have a good idea of where I’m headed after my four years. I know that college is in my future, and that English will be my major. My dream job is to be an author or editor; but, that all could change. I could look further into my love for animals and decide that I want to become a Veterinarian.  Or, I could put aside my disdain for running and join the military, Who knows? The world is a wonderful place, full of so many opportunities, and believe it or not, but high school offers a lot of good ones that will play a big part in how we figure out our “plan”.  The plan is our career, our family, our college, our service. It’s what we choose to do with ourselves after high school; that’s one of the main reasons we attend. It might be hard remembering that when you’re staying up all night cramming for a test, and then having to wake up 5 hours later to do it all again, but in the end, it’s all worth it. High school is vital to your future because it prepares you for the adult world. You might think that there’s no point, but in modern day, it’s next to impossible to get a decent job, with good income, without a high school diploma. When you’re working as a CEO at a big company, compared to some fast food restaurant, you’ll be thankful for all those years of Algebra you choked down.

I know that the majority of high school students aren’t interested in a career that involves senior math or AP English, and you might not need any of it in your field of choice, but apart from all the homework and evaluations, high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. It’s the place where you look back and laugh and cry and remember all the good times. You think back to all the pressure and stress that you had to suffer through, and you still can’t believe that you survived. Would you go back? Probably not. But, you can’t help admitting that there were some memorable moments, involving some great friends, some wild parties, some crazy romances, and some things that you wish could last forever. It’s true, I think you’re all happy to be out, but there is no way that you’ll ever forget those amazing four year; and in the end, the point to high school is to make your own adventure, and seeing as that adventure soon turns into life, I would start taking notes.

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