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Wiser for being involved in school

Lich Pham Rogers High School

Throughout my high school years, I have been involved in numerous activities, which helped me disperse myself throughout the school as well as the community. I was able to meet and work with different interesting people and invest my time in something positive and productive that could benefit those around me. It also helped me expand my views because of the different types of people I worked with.

The people I met through these activities ranged from young teenagers to mature adults. The adults were my mentors because of their experience living in this world. They gave me ideas on how to solve problems, lectures that I wouldn’t normally listen to if they were from my parents, and they showed me humility because of the wisdom they possessed.

The younger teens helped me collect myself to become alive again. They have so much life, so much energy and are so eager to do anything. As I observe myself grow more mature, I found myself getting less excited about the day, but thanks to the young teens, I became more exuberant as every day starts. Regardless of the age group I came in contact with, they all contributed to the characteristics, personality and virtues that I possess today.

When I first got involved in the activities, I didn’t know there were so many benefits that came with them. My life became more productive as I got more involved. I started to watch less TV and play fewer video games. My mind started to expand in knowledge of why people wanted to get involved and saw how involvement was a good thing and not a waste of time. I became aware of the need for people to help out and change what’s around them. Plus, I had fun, something I didn’t expect. Now, I am able to make a conscious choice to help people out.

These activities transformed me into a new person. They gave me different perspectives and views that could benefit me for the rest of my life. They gave me a new outlook on life, a direction to head toward, and a future that I can try to reach.

Now, and for the rest of my life, I want to keep helping people and be involved in different activities.