I have three advanced placement classes, the other four classes are honors, and last but not least I am extremely involved with school. Beta Club, National Honor Society, POPS (leadership club, Advance Placement Mentor, tennis, and I am soon to be editor for newspaper specializing in photography soon. Beta Club and National honor society both requires two meetings a month + spending sometime that month for volunteering. Advance placement mentoring requires my attention twice a week after school and so does Newspaper editing anywhere from 10-20 pictures.
But wait, that’s not all. Second semester, I’ll be going to my classes during the school day, work, and community college. Along with all my commitments to the other clubs.
And to add on to that, I’m doing this without the support or guidance of my parents or any relatives. It’s just me, I’m doing this on my own.
It really irritates me when my friends in school or my friends at the local university or community college complain about school and how they want to give up and it’s this or that. Like honestly, when it comes down to it I know college isn’t meant for everybody, but if you know it’s not meant for you and this isn’t what you want then do YOURSELF a favor, by leaving so you can go do something you want to do. But if you do want to stick out on the four road year then shut up, stop complaining and do something about it. If you don’t have time to study, then make time. If you don’t have time to do homework, then make time. Too sick? Take an advil. Rest. Sleep. Eat. Get the hell off your social media, stop texting, and take care of yourself. Too lazy? Find something to motivate yourself. Think of the future, think about how you don’t want to be unemployed, just think of something that will really get you to your goal.
It just irritates me because you just have to know how to manage things right. But the biggest reason why it irritates me is people are taking advantage of having an education in America that no one realizes that there are children in third world countries who are hungry for some knowledge. I read the newspaper, watch the news, etc. and I see these children crying because they don’t have the opportunity for a better future but here you guys are, in America, with the opportunity to make something of yourself or learn something and you just give up because it’s too hard or it’s too expensive or you’re too sick or all these other excuses.
It hurts because I have family members who are over in third world countries who calls me and constantly ask me about the things I learn in school and to teach them. But why am I surprise anyways? Lol. Most people don’t realize what they have until they lose it.
I just hope sooner or later people will realize what luck they have because there are people out there in other parts of the world who can only dream of having an education..