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Positivity Post #4

Spending time with your loved ones is never a bad thing. In fact, I believe that we don’t spend enough time with our families, especially as teenagers. We wake up (grudgingly) early in the morning to go to school. We have limited contact with our parents at this time, because everyone is in a rush to get to school or to go to work. We don’t see them throughout the day, and when we get home, we sit in our rooms, studying or chatting on Facebook and MSN. We, as teenagers, need to take the time out of our busy schedules and utilize that time with our parents. They have dedicated their lives into making us who we are today, and we should reciprocate that love in any way we can. Spending a little time with my parents really brightened up my day today =].

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Parents.

As a teenager in my last year of high school, I have wondered many times about the influence of parents on our lives. Every so often I get into an argument with my mom about my studies, or with my dad about many different life topics (last time it was spiritual self-realization). I know that both of them are extremely knowledgeable, but some days I feel, as I am sure most teenagers do, that I know more about some things than they do.

For example, have you ever had your parents come up to you and get angry at you for not doing homework? This happens to me almost every day, and each day I try in vain to explain to my parents that just because they did not see me doing my homework does not mean that I did not do it (that sounds confusing, I know). They always tell me that I am lazy and that I procrastinate, even when I point out that I hand most, if not all, of my work in on time. I also frequently mention to them that I’m in IB, and that I have an immense workload from the get-go. However, this usually reinforces their point about not seeing me do any homework, and once again leads to an argument about my after-school productivity.

For my next trick, I will call upon the well-known fact which states that most teenagers believe they know more than their parents, and by extension, everything there is to know. Too often we get into arguments with the figures of authority in our lives, trying to prove them wrong. The funny part is that we continue to argue even when we know we are wrong. There are very few teens who can stop an argument and admit to their parents that they are wrong. Even so, is it true that we, as teenagers, know more about some areas of life than our parents do? Or is age the determining factor in terms of life experience?

Post your thoughts below! All comments are welcome…except for spam and rude or vulgar posts. Those are never welcome.

Awesome Weekend!

Well, I’m finally done all my homework =D. All I have left to do is re-read some chapters for my History essay tomorrow, and I think I should be good to go. I might even sleep early tonight (shocking), as I have to get up early to go to a SAC meeting. This is to the SAC Co-presidents: Really guys? A meeting right after Thanksgiving weekend? =P.

I had plenty of fun this weekend. The best part would be going to a dinner at a friend’s house, and watching “The Descent” and “The Descent: Part 2” on his 100 inch projector screen. Both of them are scary movies, and I would recommend them for anyone who likes to watch movies that make them feel claustrophobic. I just hope that none of the trapped miners have seen it…

On the other hand, I read today that the trapped miners in Chile are ready to be extracted as of 12:01 am on Wednesday this week. I can only hope and pray that after spending two months underground, these men will make it safely to the surface. The rescue operation (complete with the capsule dubbed “Phoenix”) should go off without a hitch, as it has shown to be flawless in four test runs.

All in all, it was a pretty good weekend, with plenty of excitement. To top it all off, I finished all my homework, and get to sleep early for once in my high school career. I hope I do well on my essay tomorrow. Additionally, anyone with good information about the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, please feel free to comment below =D.

Good Days.

We finally finished renovating our basement, about a week ago. It’s all painted and carpeted and kind of furnished, but it still needs some electrical work done. For the past few days, my family and I have been extremely busy trying to shift all of our furniture and miscellaneous items down there. We managed to make a pretty large dent in our brand new wall (x.x) while getting our sofas downstairs, but that was the only hitch. So far. We still need to bring down the TV and all of its satellite appliances (that’s a pun, by the way =D), as well as our recently dismantled Ping-Pong table.

School is progressing very well for me, except in History, as I stated in my last post. Theory of Knowledge classes remain as interesting as ever, and I’m glad we don’t have any homework for it over this long weekend. That being said, I have to do some Chemistry projects, a Chemistry lab, and start on an English project as well. But it’s OK, I have three days to do it (this means that there will probably be a post on Monday night about my unstarted projects ^^). Anyway, busy weekend ahead for me, so I’ll keep this post short.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!