Breaking the rules

   Adrenaline rush. Have you heard of it? It’s the thrill, the excitement, the feeling you get whenever you do something risky, like breaking the rules perhaps. The Carpenters’ believe that it’s one of the main reasons why people, especially high school students, become rule breakers.

   The word “rule” came from the Latin word “regula” meaning straight edge or to lead straight, and that’s exactly the purpose of rules, to lead us to the right path we should be in. But being teenagers, we are oftentimes curious of the things around us, whether good or bad. Out of curiosity we try stuff that we see, not knowing what its effect on us will be. As the faculty and staff implement new rules, students start thinking “why aren’t we allowed to do this?” “Why not do that?” and as soon as you know it, you already broke the rule.

   Some disagree with it, saying that we are too young to know what is wrong and what is right. Some are okay with it but not agreeing with it per se. they think it’s one of the ways where we learn to correct our mistakes. But the million dollar question is why we do it? Is it for fun? Is it because we want to be “cool”? Or perchance it’s just peer pressure. Let’s just admit it, everyone break the rules it’s just a matter of how severe the rule that you broke is. So, what’s your reason?

Finding Feet

All sorts of things have happened to me and all sorts of things will happen to me. Time is never on anyone’s side, it goes by fast whenever you want to take things slow, and it goes by really slow when you just want to get things over and done with. We never really realize that time is a great part of what makes us who we are and it is what counts our steps and helps us find our feet.

In a few months I'll be off to face a new phase of my life, college. It really scares me to think that not so long ago I was grade 4, then I was grade 5, then 6, first year high school, 2nd year, 3rd year, now I’m a senior. It just feels like I'm going to walk into another world not knowing what to do or who to talk to. I know that everyone has to learn to walk before we run, but it’s hard to find where your feet are, during the process.

Before you go to college you have to do a lot of thinking, a lot of thinking hard. First you have to choose what course you want to take, what really suits you, then what college is practical for you or what college will give the best education, you have to think about what you want to do with your life because this is what will lead you to that simple success that will make your life complete. Despite all of this you have to remember to keep your feet on the ground and make sure your doing what’s right for you.