More Than Words

I’m your average teenage girl. Like everyone else, I say whatever comes to mind without thinking what the outcome might be. Never did I realize that some words mean a lot more to others then they do to me. About a year ago I truly learned my lesson; unfortunately, I learned it the hard way. For the past few years that I’ve been in high school, I’ve caught on to the average high school kid’s “language.” By this I mean saying words like “gay” or “retarded” to describe something like homework or a bad call in a basketball game. Describing something by using these words was just part of my everyday vocabulary. I think the fact that I wasn’t the only one made it seem like it wasn’t such a big deal. Last year I joined Tae Kwon Do just because of few of my friends were in it, and it seemed pretty challenging. When I first joined and met our instructor, he was super nice, and still is to this day, but he sure knows how to keep people in line. It’s his job to teach us how to defend ourselves and most importantly to teach us the tenants of Tae Kwon Do. These tenants are courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. He stresses that if we were to disobey those tenants we would receive a punishment that we shall never forget. I didn’t really understand, I just thought they were a bunch of random words and that he just said that to scare us. Little did I know those can words mean much more than that. It all started last year at school during Ag Shop class. One kid was picking on another kid, and I just happened to be listening. All of a sudden, the one kid called the other a retard. All I did was laugh, but I wasn’t the only one; everyone in the room was; well, everyone except the kid this was being applied to. This happened on a daily basis, but no one really seemed to take control and do something about it. The following week we had Tae Kwon Do. Before class, our instructor took to time tell us that a few people in this class haven’t been fo

About Me:

Pretty much your average 16 year old, in sports, love music and so on