Monday, July 4, 2011

Intensive reading question : Chicken Soup for the teenage soul , Chapter 1: Emotional Basket Case [ Emily Wu _ 02 ]

What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues?
Teenagers are a special group of people that are going trough a transition stage from childhood to adulthood . They are not yet fully mature but are expected to know everything .  Sometimes , because of that , they do not receive help when they need it most . To add to that , they themselves dare not voice out their owns problems for fear of letting others down .  However , in the end , it is still up to their thoughts and actions to determine how deeply they are going to let these problems get to them . They may choose to succumb to them or to bravely overcome them .
I think that the best way to deal with all these problems is not have negative thoughts , to have self-confidence and to learn to appreciate ourselves just the way we are . We , teenagers are at a delicate stage where the slightest of comments can break our ever so fragile self - esteem . So , I feel that believing strongly in ourselves is the best way out . We should always analyse and think through every comment, every insult before deciding if those words are really meant for us . Loneliness and being different just means that we have not found out right group of friends , a group of buddies that share the same hobbies and interests as we do .  Heartbreaks are a part and parcel of life . There are so many fishes in the pond . Why hover around one that does not appreciate your unique qualities ? Lastly , we should never resort to putting up a front . Pretending only covers up the real you . If anything , we should pour our feelings out , let the world know if need be , there will someone willing to help  . 

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