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{April 27, 2009}   Time capsules year 2096

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Its the year 2096 , I’ve probably already passed away and left behind children, grand children and great grand children.    I’ve also left behind though a little piece of me in a time capsule from when I was 17 years old and a junior at high school.  What would you put in a time capsule?  A locket from your sweetheart?  A picture of you and your best friend at graduation?  Your first teddy bear?  People put memories in time capsules and store them away for other people to see years down the road. 

What would I put in my time capsule?  A picture of me and my boyfriend at prom, perhaps.  My old journal in which I wrote short stories in when I was little.   My old cell phone that I used obsessively when I dated said boyfriend.  Or would I want people to remember me in a different way?  For things that I onced accomplished like my first prize trophey that I won on the forensics team, or my second prize medal for landing the hand stand when I was 7. 

How do you want to be remembered?    In 2096 it would be 87 years since I wrote this blog and planned what I would put in my make believe time capsule.  If i live that long I will be 104, but right now I’m seventeen, a junior, a teenageer, confused, boy crazy , and immature.  I don’t know what I want out of life.  I don’t know what I want to be when I’m an adult but i do know that I want to be remembered for things I did, or said in my life for how I made people feel and for who I really was.

Keeping that in mind I think I’ll stick with putting my ipod in the time capsule since music seems to really define me,  the old stories that I wrote.   A picture of me with my boyfriend with a grin that could go for miles on my face and a picture of me with my friends laughing and carrying on like we usually do.  Because in reality thats what makes up who I am and thats what I want to make up my time capsule.

So what would you put in your time capsule?  87 years from now how do you want people to remember you when they dig up your time capsule?  How are you going to live your life so people can see you the way you want them to?   Have a good life and fill up your memories and your time capsule with meaningful things.

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{April 27, 2009}   Teens: Cautious drivers?

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 Two years ago on fathers day I was in a wreck.  Not a fender bender or a tiny little scratch but a full blown, life threatening wreck.  We were hit by an underaged, unlicensed teenager who didn’t have any insurance on the car he was driving which belonged to his sister.   The teenager ran a red light and t-boned my mother and I as we were leaving walmart.  They hit my moms side of the car and we  basically flew.  Now my mom has back, knee and hip problems and I have problems with my back, ribs and neck.  Driving dangerously is a serious issue and can cause serious damage.

I’m 17 and licensed. The world is mine to travel.  I check my mirrors and buckle up before I put the car in drive.  I don’t speed.  I am a cautious driver , just ask my allstate insurance guy and he’ll tell you the same thing.  Some teens are not cautious drivers though.  They speed, they drink and drive and they do things that will be harmful to themselves and to others when they are behind the wheel.   In my opinion these people need to either become wiser with the way they drive or get their license revoked.

There are ways to make yourself a cautious driver, you can take drivers ed at school not only does this teach you the rules of the road but it also teaches you how to be cautious and gets you a discount on your car insurance.  Those things in general should be a reason to want to be a good driver. That and because you will be keeping yourself and others safe.

If there are more cautious drivers in the world we will all be alot safer and less tragic events will occur, like wrecks and unneccessary deaths.  We should buckle down on the law about cautious driving and try to make more people more aware.   If people are more aware of whats going on while they are driving the world will be a much safer place.



{April 13, 2009}   Biggest problem with teens…

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The biggest problem with teens?  What is it you may ask…. I think the biggest problem with teens is thinking we can handle everything and that we know everything when in all honesty we don’t.  We know that the square root of 4 is 2 and we know the whole alaphabet but outside of school what do we know?  STOP when you come to a red light and don’t chew your gum loudly.. Okay yeah we sure do know alot.  But how do you handle a situation like suicide? Or wrecking your first car? Or getting fired, again. Or your best friend getting caught with drugs?  I don’t know the answers to these and I’m a teenager….. Darn it I guess we don’t know everything.

Teenagers, tomorrows future, looking around me at this very minute I’m not sure if that is going to be the down fall of society or the making of something wonderful. All I know right now is that the biggest problem with teens today is that we really don’t know as much as we think.  All around us there are drugs and violence and we don’t know how to handle them.  We act like we have the answer to every single answer in the world when in all reality we don’t.  So what do we do when the world comes crashing down around us?  We SHOULD talk to someone older than us, wiser, who has more experience, but we don’t. We SHOULD step out of the situation and let it fall into place, but we don’t.  Because if we did that we wouldn’t really be acting like teenagers at all we would be acting like we knew something… When really we don’t.

So let’s examine this situation further, being a teenager I argue with my mother about everything. She can’t be right ever, I just won’t allow it.   I know how ridiculous this is because I’ve taken part in our arguements I basically will argue with her about anything until its proven that I am right and she is wrong “The sky is blue.” “NO its definitely green.”  Our arguements are as petty and stupid as that.  What I should do is realize that after her 40 some odd years of life she probably knows more than I do at my mere 17 years of knowledge, I should just realize how smart she really is and how dumb I really sound.

Teenagers in general are smart people and eventually we will get very far in life.   Our problem is though we think we know every single thing.    We could use this for our advantage, think we know everything about geometry maybe that will boost our self esteem and make us do well and make an A.



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High school students today face many stresses, from school work, to part time jobs, to drama with friends and signifigant others to family issues.  Even with these stress issues students are expected to be fully concentrated on their school work and to make good grades this is a difficult task at some points though.

Recently at my school there was a suicide , the student who killed themselves was a people person, always knew how to have fun.  A total party animal.  But don’t get me wrong they had their stresses, school, parents, friends , drugs and every single day they had to come to school and deal with school work , homework and teachers.  Sometimes those stresses are just too much. 

I think that high school should be a place of learning and education.  But I don’t think that teachers should put so much pressure on students all the time, there are other ways to teach a child besides stressing them out to their limit.  Along with highschool stresses many students have part time jobs and work from right after school to very late hours in the evening which leaves very little time for homework, let alone sleep but you can’t afford a missing homework grade so you have to stay awake.

Students have so much weight on their shoulders to get their homework done , to preform well at work to put on a smiling face for their families and their friends.  We deserve more breaks and we deserve less stress its not healthy how much pressure highschool puts on us.

In conclusion I think stress can be a good thing , it makes you more determined and it allows you to focus on getting the job done, but I don’t think its healthy for one person to have so much stress they got to give us some slack every now and then. Its only fair for students to get a little bit of a break.  What do you think? Do you think there should be mroe stress or less?



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