“Follow the yellow brick road!”

Posted on November 14, 2011

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Who are you? Is there an immediate answer that pops into your head when asked this question, or do you have to think about it?  Many would find this question to be one of the most difficult ever asked.  Now, it’s not difficult in a “text book” sense, but it’s hard because most go through life not even knowing who they really are.  That in itself can either make you or break you.

In an article with Hubpages, a writer stated, “I see teenagers as those struggling to find a place in society, be recognized by their peers and be accepted for what they are. This is the most important task of their lives at this juncture and they are faced with a lot of anxiety and insecurity as they work around this.”

Is there a way we can figure out what we want in life, or does it happen differently for every one? 

Who are you?

CHS graduate Garrett Farrington said, “I think how we react to society helps us identify who we really are. We can either be another face in the crowd or stand out.” 

The world doesn’t wait for you to figure out who you are.  We have to be able to adjust our settings to compliment our ever changing selves.  I mean, can we really be blamed for not knowing who we are?  I mean we are only teenagers.  For example, many will ask us, “What do you want to do with your life?”  Do you think we really are 100 percent positive of what we want? If you do when you’re a teen, I give you props!

So why is it so difficult to “find ourselves”?  Maybe it’s simply that we don’t know where to look.

Alan Alda said, “You have to leave your city of comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover will be yourself.”

These words couldn’t be any clearer.  In order to find yourself, you have to leave behind what you know.  This will allow you to learn from the experiences you will go through.

Being able to find yourself is one of the biggest tasks that you will ever be faced with.  You have to dare to be yourself, and accept the changes you will go through.  Do you think you have what it takes?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reported by Kylie Wright

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