Our Reason

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What is our reason?

Submitted: March 29, 2014

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 We are all here for a reason. But what happens when our reasons meet other reasons. If I think my reason is the same as someone else thinks there's is, then what happens? Do we both have the same reason? Is one of us wrong? Does one get punished with a different reason or awarded with a better reason than they think there's is? I don't know about you, but I like to be right. I want to be able to see my path and follow it and then die. I don't want to have to "let things play out". I want to know what the situation is and what I need to do to keep the odds in my favor. So why are we grouped in social situations. Whether you like it or not, your going to be connected to your high school class forever. Whether your the loser who never gets a job and never leaves town, or your the lucky one to make your dreams come true and make it big, people are going to say "I went to high school with him/her". Why are we just grouped with these people at random. Think about this, a bunch of random people from everywhere get together and have kids and at the same time and just happen to live in the same area. How crazy is that? And not only that, but they stay there, and maybe some move, some drop out, but for the rest of your life, your connected to someone based on the fact that your parents just happened to have you at the same time and live in the same area at the same time. And it's not as if all these people are the same. You have all your social groups and rankings. So not only are people going to say " I went to high school with him/her" but also "he/she was stuck up" or "we used to beat that kid up" or "he/she ruined high school for me". Over what? So let me get this straight. Just because your selected at complete random to go to the same place 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 9 months, for four years, with people that most likely have nothing in common with you and who you might not see again after you graduate, that somehow ruins your life? Who cares what these people think. School is meant to educate anyway. You want to say " well we are teens and this is our time to have fun". Well if you let this crap run your life, your not going to be having fun working extra hours at McDonald's, or trying to support your 3 families on next to minimum wage. I get it. Your tired of hearing people lecture you about " don't get caught up in the drama". But have you ever thought about it. All drama is- a bunch of people that won't matter to you in ten years saying things about more people you won't care about in ten years that most likely don't care about you. All high school is- the fight to get the easy road. Whether its sports, academics, or relationships. We all fight for 4 years to be at the top of these categories so we can go on to live the rest of our lives happy and then die. But what are we willing to do to get to the top. Betray our allies. Notice that i didn't say friends. Again, the people I associate myself with are completely random. Would I associate myself with them if I didn't go to this school? No. I would have a whole new group of "friends". But even so, you don't stab your ally in the back. Would you try to ruin someone's reputation? Would you even use violence? The most important question: What do you do if someone thinks that they are here for the same reason you are. We all know the story. Two rivals In high school. Maybe they were "friends" before, but then one realizes that they are both on a collision course in which only one gets what they want. So that one attacks the other one and before you know it. You have two roads, two paths merging into one road, and someone has to yield. And what are they fighting for exactly? It could be a number of things. But the idea is that we are all here for a reason. The question is, what is YOUR reason, what are YOU willing to do to defend that reason, and what happens when two forces, brought together by luck, or fate, clash over one goal, TO FIND THEIR REASON AND FIND THEIR PURPOSE.


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