What do you Really Want?

Hannah - Heber, Utah
Entered on November 20, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

What do you Really Want?

Throughout a person’s teenage years, choices come up that determine what kind of person they are going to become. I believe that the number one problem in teenagers, and people, is not always remembering what is most important to them in life. People make the wrong decisions because they get too caught up in the moment, and they aren’t really thinking about how that decision is going to affect their future.

For example, a girl that gets pregnant under age, I’m sue didn’t plan on getting pregnant as a teenager. She didn’t say when she was younger, “ I want to go and get pregnant when I’m fifteen!” She just got too caught up in the moment. She didn’t really think out the consequences of being pregnant under age. She didn’t think about the future.

So many things affect the kind of people we become. The environment, the media, our friends and family, and so many other things. We can choose to use those things for the better or worse. These things can make or break a person. If you choose bad friends, they are probably going to influence your choices in life. The kind of people you hang around greatly impact you. You become like your friends, so when you are choosing who you want to have as friends, think about how they will affect your future. The kind of home you grow up in also impacts what kind of person you will be. If you grow up in a home where you are abused or not taken care of, which isn’t your fault, your choices probably won’t turn out the way that you’d hoped for. All of these things give us power to choose good or bad. As Spiderman’s Uncle Ben once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

I know from personal experience; when I am not thinking about how I am acting, or what choices I am making, I usually end up in a mess. For example, when my parents won’t let me do something that I really want, I get a snobby attitude. And I always end up digging my hole deeper. I end up getting in more trouble, which is definitely what I didn’t want. This is a small and minor example, but things like this can lead to more difficult choices and situations.

So, when making choices in your life, always ask yourself, “What do I really want?” If everyone just did this, the world would be a better place. Never trade what you want most for what you want at the moment.

This I believe.