Dont Take Anything for Granted

             “Live every day as if is your last, because one of these days, it will be.” – Jeremy Schwartz. I’m not going to stand here and persuade you not to do drugs. Nor am I going to persuade you to stay in school or not to smoke, but rather a more general subject many of us should think about more – and that is life. Life, and everything we are given, everything we have, should be appreciated and not be taken for granted. It’s an obvious statement, but I think many of us still need to acknowledge that fact.
             Everyday, we wake up, go to school, chill with friends, eat, sleep, and all the other activities our day may consist of. But most of us never take the time to think about our life and what we have. For example, most of you may dread coming to school to learn, but there are many people out there in the world that would give anything to have an education. You should be grateful for the privilege of coming to school for an education. If you have a roof on top of your head, food to eat, and clothes to wear, you should consider yourself lucky. There are so many people in the world without food and without shelter. Instead of selfishly wanting more for your benefit, for once we should think about other people in the world who don’t have what we have, and start appreciating what we actually do have, even if it may not be much to us.
             Have you ever lost something, particularly someone, regretting that you took that thing, him or her for granted? I have been never directly hit with losing someone close to me, but I know many people who have lost someone they loved and maybe you have too. January 5th 2003, Kyle Kennedy, a student at Penn Crest High School died in a car crash at the age of 16. Another passenger, Edward Lancaster, age of 15, is paralyzed neck down and going mentally insane. The driver and the third passenger fortunately came out of the accident with no critical injuries. Unfortunately, one of my best fri...

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