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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” –John Lennon
Something everyone wants. Something I want. I want everyone in the world to be happy. There is no real way to define happiness. There is no way that someone can understand true happiness unless they experience it. That’s the same with every emotion. We can find happiness in every little thing that occurs in our lives. We can choose to dwell on bad things in our lives (I find myself guilty of this sometimes), or we could move on and live a healthier and happier life. It’s our choice. There is one key to life and that is happiness.
It is hard to be happy about high school. Just the feeling if losing a majority of my friends and moving on to high school is a very hard concept for me to grasp. These are friends who I spent years with and grew very close to. I am going to a different high school than many of my other friends. I am ready for high school but I’m not too happy about the change. I was accepted into the IB program. You can check it out here. The basis of the program is to teach more on an international level than a state-wide level. It was a difficult program to get into, but I am glad I made it. There is a lot of work associated with the IB program and it helps kids prepare for college. Even though it is a great program, it will still be a huge change.
Change is very hard. High school is a huge change. One of the biggest in my life so far. Not everyone likes change. Change is scary, but change can also be beautiful. Change can be extraordinary. Yes, I am scared of this change but I am ready for what lies ahead for me. I will have the support of my family and the support of my friends and I will continue to support them too throughout high school.
Let me be honest
I don’t like this change, but that’s the thing about change. You don’t always like it but change never hurts. Like I said earlier we can either choose to dwell on the bad things in life or we can move on and live a happier life. I choose the latter.