Be Who You Are

Shannon - 06825, Connecticut
Entered on March 26, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

Shannon E

I believe in many things. But one thing that I strongly believe in is that you can do what you want to do and be who you want to be in life.

People these days get held back from doing things they want to do from many different things. Some people frown upon others opinions, or they feel they can’t do it because people won’t accept them (parents, friends). Alot of parents these days are pressuring their kids to go to a certain college to do a certain career. And sometimes they don’t want to do it but they feel they have to do it to please there parents.

There was this one time my parents were pressuring me alot. I wasn’t doing good in school at the time and they wre saying to me, “Why can’t you do better and be alot more like your sister!” My parents were pressuring me alot and I know getting bad grades isn’t something you should strive for but at one point in your life everyone will feel pressured, and I definitely did.

Once people feel the experience of what it’s like to be pressured, the don’t ever want it to happen to them again. That’s exactly how I felt. If you want to do something in your life, you shouldn’t have to get the “ok” from other people, I mean, it is your own life.

When it comes down to it, you shouldn’t have other people deciding what you want to do or who you want to be. It’s your decision and its’s your life. I strongly believe it’s up to you to make these decisions on your own.