Thursday, September 9, 2010
What do you believe to be a major problem amongst teens today?
What I seem to find as I walk around school is that there is not just one major problem. There are many major problems that we could possibly be having. Perhaps we could be fighting addiction, trying to turn a good leaf in school, confusion from relationships, or our home lives just aren't going well. The major problem really is all those, what some consider to be small, problems that just seem to pile up and work against us, trying to destroy us. What are we to do when all these problems are against us and we don't have a way of breaking them down? I find the burden easier when you have someone to help you along the way. Yet, not very many teenagers are not as lucky as I am. They don't have the luxury of having help in bearing their burdens. Most have to do it all on their own or are too stubborn to share their load with anyone else. It is a curious irony that burdens are not something we want to share when they are far too heavy for us to carry ourselves. I find that in this mode of thinking is a matter of pride. Some people want to believe and seem to believe that they can carry their loads all by themselves, without any help whatsoever. Granted we can carry these loads, but not for very long. The truth is, we need help, whether we want it or not.