Every day is a lesson

I believe there is something to learn from every experience in our lives. Every morning when you wake up, and go about your routine there is something you should learn and take with you that day. Something I do everyday is figure out what I was supposed to learn. Today I learned that anger is the result of pain. A recurring theme that I see in my generation is the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Well, believe it or not, I don’t care how good a school is. it has been proven that kids my age see substance abuse as the norm. I don’t understand why kids come to school under the influence of drugs or carrying them around in their book bags. I do think that if I understood what their life was like behind closed doors, I would understand why they do this. I think kids do this as way to forget, to forget that their father or mother is an alcoholic or an addict or abused and constantly criticized by their parents. There is a guy in one of my classes and he’s constantly being bullied by others. I also notice that every time someone bullies him, he bullies a boy smaller than he is. I also learned his mother is an alcoholic and he recently began smoking weed with his new group of “friends”. I never understood why people do this. I just find it hard to believe that if you know how something makes you feel and you don’t like it, why would you do it to someone else? I think all the kids who do this are really hurting themselves more and they’re not really angry, but are more hurt than anything else.

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