What Is the Problem?

I can point out lots of problems with everything in my life. I didn’t get a college degree. I didn’t try hard enough to be better than the Jones’s. I wasn’t greedy enough to want more than I was willing to work for. I didn’t want what everyone else seemed to want, so I didn’t compete for a better living. I didn’t lie, cheat or steal, to achieve my goals.
I didn’t try to prove how smart I was, and didn’t try to excel at anything. I got bored with creative projects. Once I could play a song half way decently, I wasn’t interested in playing it again. When I was bored in school, instead of showing the teacher how smart I was, I cut school and skipped classes. I knew the material the school wanted me to know. I just failed to take the next step.
I was tested in the 9th grade while I was in juvenile hall, for placement, as I had to go to school by state law. It turned out I couldn’t be placed anywhere in the juvenile hall school, as my grade level exceeded their’s. Even knowing this, I didn’t bother myself with trying to meet loftier goals.
I went to 3 semesters of college. I realized I would have to go for 6 or 8 years to get a degree worth anything. While still in attendance I saw fellow students, attain a degree and proceed to be janitors and waitresses. Over saturation of various fields, and another jump forward technologically, made choosing a future more tricky.
I have always known change, and instead of meeting its challenge, have shied away from it. So now it’s the future and I guess I’ve been the problem. I can’t blame someone else for my lot in life. I knew there were no free rides. Too bad I didn’t try a long time ago. That might have changed everything. ┬áMaybe there wouldn’t be problems if I had done anything but Nothing when I had a chance.

Words For Teenagers

Northland College principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth;”Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘What can we do?, Where can we go?'”
“My answer is this; “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and, after you’re finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.”
“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy,and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develope a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is YOU.”Northland College principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth;”Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘What can we do?, Where can we go?'”
“My answer is this; “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and, after you’re finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.”
“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy,and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develope a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is YOU.”Northland College principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth;”Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘What can we do?, Where can we go?'”
“My answer is this; “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and, after you’re finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.”
“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy,and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develope a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is YOU.”