Wanting to be Cool
Whenever you were younger you probably thought having all the best clothes, expensive jewelry, smoking, and having sex mostly due to peer pressure from friends was cool. Most people think […]
Whenever you were younger you probably thought having all the best clothes, expensive jewelry, smoking, and having sex mostly due to peer pressure from friends was cool. Most people think these things are cool because everyone else is doing it. In high school most people look at what other people are doing with their lives and compare themselves to others. The one negative thing about social media is that people on the app make it look like they are having a good time traveling around the world and the lifestyle they live but the truth is it is an unrealistic lifestyle. People never really talk about how bad social media really is because I realized that I was focusing so much on other people’s lives that I noticed I never really focused on my own life.
Doing these things don’t make you cool but they only harm you. Like people make smoking look cool but the side effects of smoking aren’t cool. From smoking you can damage your lungs and possibly get cancer. Most of these people struggle through these years in their life wishing they never did these things. I was watching this YouTube video and this guy was explaining how one of his friends’ kids was sent to juvenile prison just because he was playing with a gun trying to be cool. I remember when I was younger I would love playing with toy guns but my family never liked me playing with guns because guns aren’t something to play with and the fear of them seeing what happens to innocent black boys who are shot on the street for playing with a toy gun. I heard this story on the news about a twelve year old child who was shot because he was caught playing with a toy gun.
On this YouTube video, this guy talks about how people are trying to be gangsters threatening to kill people and posting it on social media. The truth is that people don’t even use their fists in fights anymore because they are too scared to be face to face with that person in real life versus threatening them on social media.
Well, whoever reads this make good choices and don’t become a follower but be a leader.