Thoughts From A Balcony
What if you were in a position where you could lose everything you had spent you entire life working for?
What if you were just one test away from losing your future that you spent your entire life working for?
If you were, what would you do? How would you react?
Would you sit back and sulk and say ‘oh poor me I don’t know what to do’?
Would you attack your work and give up all pleasurable activities? Your social life? You sleep? Your reputation and sanity?
Your future rests on what you’re doinh right this second. The test of your life depends on what you do tonight, tomorrow night, and the next night. You may think that one exam can’t possibly affect your future job opportunites but it does. It could cost you that internship at that big firm or that big corporation. That 0.1 GPA lost because you got a D on your Econ final will lose you that many more opportunities in the future. Than one hour spent playing video games or watching TV can cost you a lot more than you think. That one extra night drinking can lead to one extra year unemployed, one less job you will get the opportunity for.
It’s simple really. Do the work now so you can do the work later.
How does it feel to know you can never take any of it back? That for the rest of your life all you’ll have is regret over a relationship you could have repaired with a few kind words. But you couldn’t even find it in your heart to do it.
A humble person, in my opinion, is a strong person. A humble person is a good person. Being humble is one of the most attractive traits a human being can have. It is always good to have humbling moments every once in a while; and today, I had one. My friend hosting this amazing event called the Shootout for Soldiers that benefited the Wounded Warrior project benefiting wounded soldiers. The event was a 24 hr lacrosse game where people signed up for one session during the 24 hours and the sign up fee was a $20 donation directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Naturally, I promoted the event at my college and a few people signed up but only 2 could make it. Our time slot was 5 am this morning and let me tell you, it was not the most fun thing to wake up at 345 to go play a lacrosse game that had no direct significance to our lives. But it ended up being a great time and I saw some guys I hadn’t seen in a few years and it was nice catching up with them. But after the game I saw something that made me go “wow, I am so grateful for the position I am in in life”. As we were leaving, we passed a Veteran of a War in the Middle East who was in a wheel chair. Not because he was paralyzed or because he lost a foot; this man lost both legs fighting for our freedom. He paid a huge sacrifice fighting so we can have the opportunities that we have here in this amazing country and so that he might create the same opportunities for those living under cruel leadership in that area of the world. Seeing that brought a tear to my eye because I know that the $105,000 that my friend raised for a better life for great men like him. Seeing that today kept me down off my high horse because what I am doing right now is nothing compared to what that man had done for our entire country.
Remember, don’t put yourself up too high because there are men like that soldier out there sacrificing so much as their limbs or even their lives just so you can do the things you do to get to that high point.
please, read this. it will only take a minute or two but I think everyone should read this or something like this. you have people that care about you and your wellbeing, utilize them as much as possible and show them you care. most importantly Keep Your Heads Up, Kids, things could always be worse, but if you think they can’t you have friends and family to talk to.
Click the underlined “captaincmorgan” below and read on. please. don’t do it for me or other people, do it for yourself.
The TV show that, as of recent, has influenced my life, decisions, and even opinions of life is Skins, the UK version not the shitty U.S. spinoff, mainly the first generation of characters: Tony: The arrogant asshole who can do what he wants, when he wants, simply because he can; Michelle: The…
If someone means something to you,
- Let them know. You don’t have to go around every day and say it but every once in a while, remind them that they are important to you, but don’t over do it.
- Everyone likes to be told they mean something to someone, so don’t let the important people in your life go unrecognized or unappreciated.
Value all of the adults who impact your life
Almost every adult in your life is there to try to help you become a better person, therefore you should appreciate them, no matter how hard it is to see how they are helping you. Wether it be a teacher, coach, parent, relative etc. listen to what they have to say because they have probably been in your shoes before and can tell you how to do better. If you feel like you don’t need to listen this time, you’re just gonna try yourself then go get advice later, that person might not be there. The McDonogh community lost an amazing teacher, mentor, coach, and man today and will never be the same without him. He was one of the most influential men in my life because he showed me the bright side of everything wether it be a loss in a sport or just a bad day. Take advantage and more importantly appreciate your elders.