This I Believe

Whitney - Monticello, Kentucky
Entered on September 29, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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This I Believe

I believe that people’s attitudes affect so much more than what they think. Attitudes affect themselves and the other people around them. Honestly, it makes them look pretty dumb to be acting like such a fool, and, yes, I am calling myself a fool, because there is just no reason to act that way. I believe that things would be a lot smoother if people put on a happy face, and didn’t let little things get to them. This I believe.

In a lot of situations, the people who are usually fighting are the “couples” or maybe somebody who may have said something about you and now you want to bust their heads into the brick walls of the school. There is always something going on and there’s nothing that you can really do about it. Here lately I know that I’ve probably not been the best person to be around, because of where I’ve been so stressed out with work and everything else. You could ask anybody that I’m usually around and they would probably tell that they would be happier to go jump out of a plane or something than to be around me.

I have tried so hard to keep a happy face all the time and no matter what there is always something that gets me to the point of wanting to scream. I know that I get this way because of all the stress from school, work, and band. For instance, I have been mean to the people that I love the most and nice to the people that I don’t even know when their the people I shouldn’t really care that much about. That sounds kind of harsh, but it’s the truth.

Something that I have realized from me acting this way is that the people that I’m usually around don’t really want anything to do with me. I know that I’m doing this to myself by acting the way that I have been, but in a way I can’t help it. It’s like there is something controlling me to do things and act the way I do sometimes. Yes, that sounds a little creepy but that’s the best to explain it that I can think of. Like I said, I try my hardest to do the best I can to make the people I’m around that I love happy. Even the people that I don’t know. I believe this with all my heart that if we try to have good attitudes, and we try to put on a happy face, everything you’ll do in life will be a whole lot easier for you. This I Believe.