Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stunning Tragedy

    A week ago I was running with my friend and she was talking about how one of her close friends was doing drugs. It's really sad considering this kid is really awesome and friendly towards everyone. We both agreed it was only a matter of time before he got caught. The following day when my friend came over to my house, she told me about how he did get caught, along with others at a show choir competition.

    Our school's show choir is really good. The students in show choir work incredibly hard and pretty much dedicate their lives to what they do. Don't get me wrong, it's horrible that they lost part of their choir because some people made some poor decisions, especially during a weekend of a big competition, but in a sense, it's good.

    Looking at the positive in this situation, these kids now have the chance to turn their lives around. For some of them this will happen before they apply for college. For others it will teach them a lesson before they get to college next fall. And for the rest, they are too addicted and will most likely end up doing drugs for the rest of their life. (This is a really sad reality.) In all sincerity, however much hurt this may have caused within the show choir and the parents who found out their children doing drugs, it will lead to change.

    Throughout life we all have decisions to make. We can do things that we know we shouldn't do. We can choose friends, we know really aren't true friends. But through all these decisions, there's a lesson to be learned. We're all going to make mistakes, whether big or small and we're going to have to live with our mistakes as others hold us accountable for them.

    The school's varsity show choir had to change their whole show to make up for the fact that some participants are banned from participating. For something the choir has spent the last year on preparing, this is amazing and an applause needs to go to these participants. Even though many of them have no idea, they all learned a very valuable lesson, decisions will decide who one is and will become.

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