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Expectations of life

January 3, 2019

As you know, the new year is upon us. We have new things to worry about in this brand new, baby-sized 2019. Some things in life are hard. But others, easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. For kids, it’s going to school and behaving. For teens, it’s taking out the trash. For adults though, there’s a lot more to do.

The 16 years minimum of school and childhood as you know are pretty hard to do, right? Well, that’s just the beginning of life. If you want to lead a normal life, you got to follow the rules. Not the rules of the road, or no smoking in specific areas, I mean the rules of living. You absolutely have to have a job, and a home. Those are the two main things of living by yourself. But then you begin to realize that this is what you are going to be doing for the rest of your life before you retire. No pressure.

Now some advice for kids. I mean the people 17 and under, because you are not legally a person who can sign a contract yet. You have fears, am I correct? Well, those fears might be the fear of a monster hiding under your bed or in your closet. You could have a fear of going to school or asking someone out. Even if that makes you nervous or afraid, you have to stand up to that fear and be strong and fight it. If you don’t, that fear will come back to haunt you.

We all begin our lives as a baby, and then we grow up. Everybody does. Eventually. Every person has a bit of specialness in them. Some people will grow up to be the next president. Some people will become the next person to become a billionaire. But by committing crimes and bullying others will weaken the goodness in you.

But if we focus on the good in this world, the human race will bring that specialness all back and make Mother Earth happy and pure.

Michael Olivea

Danbury

The writer is a seventh-grade Global Studies student at the Westside Middle School Academy in Danbury.

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