I’m from a very small town that goes by the name of Elmore City that I’ve had the privilege to grow up in. We have a population of about 700 and basically everyone knows everyone. Everyone in Elmore is so nice and willing to help with anything. Graduating last year, I grew up with almost my whole class and known them my whole life. Sports is a big deal in our town. The whole town is so supportive and love to watch us play. We are one of the only purple schools around our district and the same with our mascot, a Badger. I graduated with 30 people and our high school consists of about 150 people. Most people prefer bigger schools, but not me. I like knowing everybody, and everybody knowing me. I loved growing up in a small, close-knit town, and that’s where I will want me kids to grow up someday.
Privacy is something we don’t have much of anymore. Social media and technology Is a large factor In this. Posting on sites such as Facebook and Twitter can show your location, where you posted from, and even at what time. Sometimes you can even control your page and put it as private, but that still doesn’t protect everything. No matter how careful we are, we will lose control of our privacy. Most of the time we don’t think about it, but we we go to restaurants, stores, public places, even driving or walking out on the streets, we are most likely being watched. Between the crime rate and society today, calls for extreme security and includes being watched everywhere you go. The place we feel safest most of the time is home. One place we know we can relax and feel relieved. No matter how hard we try to keep our lives private, it’s likely someone is always watching.
What is a best friend? Someone who is always there for you? Someone you can trust? Someone you can do everything with? Honestly it’s extremely hard to find all these qualities and more in someone these days. If your lucky, you can find someone like this who will always be there throughout high school, college, and even our adult years. I consider myself having a lot of “friends”, but a best friend is a strong term. If I was to label a best friend of mine I would pick my boyfriend. I can honestly say we have been best friends ever since we were born and have always been around one another. We know everything about each other and I trust him more than anyone. Sadly, once people come to college, most of their “best friends” from high school will soon be forgotten.
There’s a lot I would be willing to sacrifice when it comes to my family. As a matter of fact, I would give up anything for my family including myself. They are one of the most important things in my life and I don’t think I cold live without them. When it comes to the world though, I don’t think I would be able to sacrifice as much. Yes, there would be a lot I would be willing to give up, but not even close as much as I sold for my family. I think when someone sacrifices something for someone, it’s showing how much you care and love that person. I think, in the right circumstances, we should all be willing to sacrifice something for someone. Not always something huge either. Sometimes the little things mean the most.
Social media is one of the biggest and most popular things right now. Almost everyone has at least a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Vine. There are so many other websites people can interact and talk to people from all over the world. Many people wonder if social media is a bad thing all around. Lately social media is an issue for many reasons. Some of these issues include cyber bullying, friendships and relationships broken, and even family problems. Social media can also be a positive thing. For instance reconnecting with old friends, make new friends, and talk to people from other countries. Social media is something that is positive, but also negative, but is rising regardless day by day.
Status, today, is how we view each other. People are judged by their looks, beliefs, and how they talk. People get more judgmental and critical everyday, so people believe they have to be a certain way or do certain things just to fit in. Some people will often make bad decisions just to say they did something to make themselves look better or feel cool. More often than not, we conform ourselves to the groups we want to be apart of and then have to keep that status up. I think people shouldn’t care what others think and just be themselves. Being yourself and not having to create a fake look everyday is better than doing something to change yourself. Even though some people make bad decisions to keep up their status, it’s best to just be yourself because people will judge no matter what.
When I think of the future, I think about where I’m going to be in about 20 years. Will I be married? Have kids? Have a job? Will I still be living In the same place? These are all things we all often think about and hope for the best. I know I hope I am eventually married, possibly with some children, and a steady job I can support my children with. When I think even farther into the future I often wonder about future inventions. Will there be flying cars? Button that makes food for you? Will the world have crashed and civilization decreased dramatically? It’s hard to say what the future will hole, but I do know you create your own future and what will happen.
If money was no object and either everything was free I think the world would be a very crazy and lazy place. There would be no sense of desire and no goals to work towards. You would have everything you wanted and you wouldn’t have to work for yourselves or your family. One would just simply sit on their million dollar couch and eat countless amounts of food accomplishing nothing. I think my life would be very boring because I would already have everything I want and more without having to do anything to get it. Everyone would be extremely selfish and always want more when they already have everything. There would be no world hunger, people in debt, bills, taxes, jobs, or anything relating to money. I think the test of my life would be boring because I would have nothing to look forward to, work for, or be able to prove myself. That is one of the most important things in life.
One if my favorite things in the entire world is food. The world is full of so many different kinds of food from many different places. Some of these various types of food are Chinese, American, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, and Italian. My favorite type of food is definitely Mexican. The only reason my favorite is Mexican is probably because of the chips, salsa, and cheese dip. I usually get full off of that before I even eat my main dish.
Some of my favorite foods include mashed potatoes, fried chicken, spaghetti, enchiladas, and cake. Desserts are probably one of the best things ever made. A meal just isn’t finished until you have dessert. My favorite dessert is Oreo cake. It’s s little slice of heaven in your mouth. When it comes down to it, I will probably eat or try any kind of food when the opportunity approaches.
A superhero is something we all dream about being someday when we were little. Watching shows such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and The Hulk. One of my favorites as a kid, and even now, is Spider-Man. It was always so intriguing how he was able to swing from building to building just by shooting a small thread out of his wrist. With this being said, I think if I was able to have a superpower, I would want to have the power to fly. I think I would want this because you would never have to drive or walk anywhere again. I think it would be cool to be able to fly extremely far up into the sky close to the stars and planets. You would also be able to view everything from a different perspective and I think it would be a fantastic experience.