Monday, October 24, 2005

Monday Morning Question

Monday Morning Question:

Given the chance, what would you tell somebody going through high school right now to help him in his life?

My answer:  That being popular is not important.  That having the popular kids like you is not important.  That some day it all won't matter if the popular kids thought you were important or not, because they may not be the popular ones in life at all, and that you will soon find lots of friends after high school.

Why am I picking this answer?  Well, I wasn't in the popular crowd, I was the one picked on by them some of the time.  Hey, kids can be cruel.  But times change.  And that is something I would never have believed.  Things changed very quickly after high school ended, and this is what I would want to pass on.  I would tell the unpopular kid to just hang in there.  

What is your answer?  What would you tell somebody going through high school?

19 comments:

  1. readmereadyou10/24/2005 2:06 AM

    I liked your answer.
    I would also tell kids to take their schooling more seriously because they are building a foundation for life, along with family values. You hope too that they don't forget God and the values they hopefully were taught at church. Most important, if they want a happy life, God first in High School too.
    Angela

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  2. I WOULD TELL SOMEONE HEY ITS OK TO BE YOU...DONT PRETEND TO BE SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT...DO THE BEST THAT U CAN ..AND IF THERES SOMETHING U WANT TO TRY GO FOR IT!!!!   DONT LET SOMEONE TELL U ..U ARENT GOOD ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!    AND MOST IMPORANT IF THERES SOMETHING U WANT TO BE LIKE A DR. OR NURSE DONT LET SOMEONE TELL U  THAT YOU  WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DO IT ..TRY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!!!!!!

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  3. robinngabster10/24/2005 7:24 AM

    I would tell them to STAY IN SCHOOL! Go to College no matter what!

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  4. Hey. great question because I have someone in high school right now (that I would like to strange some times, but reminding myself, He is a good kid). I would tell him to not think high school was the best time of his life, that there are other times that will be even better than this. So many people focus on high school as being "the best time ever" but really, how many people had great high school experiences? I didn't for a lot of the same reasons you mentioned in your answer.

    I would also tell them that looks really do not matter, but to look inside, at the heart, because that is more important than what the outside looks like. And to search out not just pretty people, but to look deeper, again at the heart.

    And to follow the Lord will all your heart and soul because He will never steer you wrong.

    Good thinking question - thanks Krissy.

    (and sorry about your school experience; I'm sure we could commisserate together sometime)

    betty

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  5. Krissy..    Having a daughter who is a freshman in high school.. (an all girl school,)  I tell her to basically keep plugging away at her work and hobbies..  never ever let anyone talk her into doing something that she's uncomfortable with..   and my biggiest advice..  is about boys.   When they have "mixers" at her school..  the girls tend to become little ho's..    It's unreal the way these kids dress at these dances.  I myself, can't believe the parents let them out of the house like that.   Michelle (my oldest)  she says that the boys fall all over the trampy girls..  and I always tell her..  any boy willing to hang with that.. is not worth your time and is definatly not your style.    
    As for as popularity..   I worry about that..  I know how I was..  somewhere in between.  Hanging out with the cool kids encouraged me to do many things that I wouldn't have normally done.  And you are right..  no matter what these kids think they have in highschool..  the real world is not based on popularity.  (thank god)  :  )  
    As for now..  I am very lucky that Michelle has a very strong opinion and style (clothes, boys..  basic things she likes) all of her own.

    Hagd
    Leslie

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  6. My answer would be basically the same.  Study hard, get the best grades you can. Remember the family values, when peer pressure comes calling. Have a good time but don't risk your future for a possible thrill that only lasts for a moment. Be kind to everyone, but don't get too involved with kids who don't have the same values you were raised with.

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  7. jules1964200110/24/2005 9:51 AM

    my answer would be, the same as you think, being popular in not the most important thing. Be yourself and enjoy evry moment there, it goes too quick. Alos work hard and play hard before the responsibility of being an adult comes your way..............Jules xxxxxxxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  8. I would tell him/her to have fun and be true to yourself! Usally the kids are better mannered in high school then they where in middle school. I would also tell them not to worrie about what others think of them it's what they think about themselves that counts! ~Faye (I was in SPED classes from 6th grade untill I gratuaded so I was picked on majorly!)

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  9. thefaircolleen10/24/2005 10:50 AM

    I think this is pretty good advice Krissy.

    Max Ehrmann


    Desiderata

    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the dull and the ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
    they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.


    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs;
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals;
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.


    Be yourself.
    Especially, do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love;
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
    it is as perennial as the grass.


    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.


    You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.


    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be,
    and whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.


    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is st

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  10. I like your answer and can totally relate.

    What would I say to some one in HS now??  Value yourself.  You are a beautiful and wonderful and worth waiting for.  Sex is a gift and waiting for it till you are married will bring you much joy and keep you from much sorrow.  The person you are dating now may not always be there, may not be THE ONE. What better gift to give the ONE you choose to marry all of yourself... knowing that you saved it just for them.  May sound old fashioned but that is not just good values but from personal experience.  Sex in highschool was not out of ture love for the other person like it is with my husband now.. and one of my regrets is that I did not wait for him.

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  11. I think Colleen's lovely words say it all. Take care Krissy. Haven't forgotten that phone call, just been a bit under the weather this weekend. Your phone will ring - be warned!  Keep laughing.
    Sylvia xx

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  12. hopelessblondie10/24/2005 3:09 PM

    I'd tell all my peers to just be yourself. Yes it's hard and yes I don't always follow my own advice but, don't do something just to be cool. If being preppy is cool and you'd rather be gothic, GO GOTH! Never compromise your morals for someone else. Great advice from everyone else.
    Vickey

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  13. tillysweetchops10/24/2005 4:21 PM

    Hello there,

    Just stopping by to offer my congratulations on your nomination. Good luck!

    Tilly x
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/tillysweetchops/Adventuresofadesperatelyfathouse/

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  14. love2sing200710/24/2005 4:56 PM

    From my experience, I'd say don't worry about having that perfect GPA, having the most popular friends, or what others think of you.  As long as you truly do your best in every endeavor you do, God will take care of the rest.  

    Congrats on your nomination!   -Kellen

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  15. Difficult question considering that most people in high school wouldn't listen anyway:)

    Chris
    http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
    http://www.bigoven.com/~swibirun

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  16. well Id say be yourself and have fun but good fun, this is the time of your life. Keep your grades up for its your future. Take one day at a time and treat others as you want to be treated. Friends are jewels so cherish them.

    angelrose

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  17. I would tell them wait on "the love bug" and pursue your EDUCATION first..heartache can wait..heheheheh...hmmm..not much a romantic..huh? lol..FLAVA

    http://journals.aol.com/ladyhasflava/TheDayandTimesofaNovelist

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  18. Be more mature and look to the future.  Study hard and keep grades up.  Forget the most popular people and be you. Keep God in your life.  Wait until you are married to have sex........Be a friend to all.......Have fun while you are young but dont blow it and think you will be young forever. Life is hard and a good education is a must....go to college.....

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  19. Living it now...
    Linda :)
    http://journals.aol.com/fasttrack58/FootprintsintheSand/entries/2284

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