The “Teen Years”, specifically High school, has always been a trip for the teenagers. Life brings you many twists and turns along the hill you’re trying to climb with friends and family, while developing somewhat aimlessly into a young adult. Hopefully you are lucky enough to have a family who sticks with you along the thick and thin, and along the way they throw in some marvelous leadership during the treacherous periods.
Honestly, I wish my local high school was like what a friend told me about Sweden’s schools. Apparently, there you have regular classes until you’re in middle school, then at the high school level it is geared more to be like our College experience. This allows High School students to choose a course curriculum specified to an occupation they are seeking. Education would be so much more important to me, in that environment.
Everyone has heard it at one point in their lives, there is usually a way out of most difficult situations. A wise man once spoke to me through his internet media, saying problems don’t have solutions but barriers and obstructions always have ways to overcome them.
Even the very worst of unpredictable problems have solutions, or at the very least, pathways to a resolution. For example, no one deserves to get Cancer. It is an unseen, quiet killer lurking in most of our cells. It seems almost every family I have met, has told me they personally love someone working though this burden of pain. Fortunately, even though the original diagnosis is terrifying, if caught soon enough and in an otherwise healthy individual, there may be a cure. However there is always a fight which must be fought, with determination and optimism despite not having a certain outcome.
The challenges of adolescence are not nearly as difficult to overcome as cancer; however there is a lot to be learned from observing a family member fighting an illness with optimism. If you believe in your own abilities and possibilities, you can overcome insecurities or nervousness that may otherwise hold you back from stepping forward to become the person you desire to be.