“Do you believe in fate?”
“It’s up to us to make our future; small decisions we make now can affect the years ahead of us.”
Looking at all the other people beside me; that’s the discussion that went through my head every time. Being the philosopher; I thought things through quite a lot and didn’t quite find an answer in the end. Philosophy doesn’t give you answers to questions; instead it gives you different paths that you discovered on your way. And it’s up to you to choose which path you want to walk through.
Our school was made up of a lot of cliques, but it wasn’t quite hard to ‘classify’ each person into one of them. We had the plastics and jocks; otherwise known as the “popular” ones. I think it’s complete bullshit to walk around saying “Hey look at my hot bod’”. Cause honestly, that’s not going to get you anywhere. Just gets you a ton of dirty looks. Popularity doesn’t give you everything you want; instead achieving something will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment.
But that doesn’t mean shut yourself away from the outer world with books, books, and more books. The geeks aren’t that smart too when it comes to life. Sure, sure, they know their algebra equations and where 60ºN, 30ºW is; but they don’t know the world outside of physics and chemistry. Their loss.
Not to mention, the Burnouts, Goths, and Emos. Drugs, darkness, and cutting yourself is not going to make the world a better place for you. The burnouts get addicted; and it’s hard to get out of it, but they should’ve known what they were getting themselves into before having done that themselves. Black, black, and more black…can’t they see the light sometimes? Darkness isn’t always evil but at the same time, it isn’t all that nice either. And finally the Emos, physical pain that you afflict on yourself can’t be blamed on anyone else. YOU did it yourself and you’ve got to face that.
What I mean through all this is that most of the things these people do isn’t going to help them in anyway. Probably just brings them into more issues then out of them. They might have a reason for being like that but it’s upto a person, to choose the road they go on. One small mistake can end it all for them.
I didn’t know at that time that I was going to take a step onto a road not yet taken. I didn’t realize that there was more to these burnouts, wannabes, and emos then I thought there was…
Fate is only one word; but through your life, you say many words and do many actions. This is what makes your own fate.