This school year was good and bad, everything. I mean, just as everyone else, I did grow as a person. Last year I didn’t really have relationships with my teachers, but now I do. I mean I’ve always been crazy and outgoing, but with people I know most of the time. Now I just stopped caring. I’ve gotten to know myself a lot better and learn from my friends mistakes, and my friends have learned from mine. I have learned to communicate with people better and let things go. I’ve become a more peaceful mind though I still am crazy. As a student, I think I tried a lot harder and actually cared about school this year. In August till now- I can say yes I have changed a lot, but I think my mind is still the same, I had a lot of experiences in school, and even outside of school, that have changed me.
Romeo and Juliet kept secrets, and we all know how that turned out. So why do people keep secrets? Well, I think that maybe people forget to even consider telling anyone. I feel that it may be because some people think that they don’t need to tell, that it is their problem, so they don’t even consider it. But I think some other reasons that teenagers often keep secrets could be that they are just scared. They don’t want to get caught, in trouble, whatever the case may be. It might also be because they are scared of the outcome. Teenagers do a lot of stupid things I will admit that cause it’s true. We often aren’t thinking of the outcome and we just do things in the moment, for the moment. So when we, if we do, consider telling someone we could be afraid of what would happen afterwards, what the person will think of us, losing people, etc.
In this situation, I believe that Friar Lawrence is trying to explain to Romeo that he does not need to be so dramatic. That Romeo is taking this situation to the extreme and if he does not stop, then things could end up very badly. I do think that this is good advice, but I think Romeo and Juliet are not going to take it very well. As we all know the ending of the story, they don’t. I do think that Romeo and Juliet are modern people, as they are always talking poetically about the other and acting as if it would be the end of the world if they don’t get married.
I personally do not hate anybody. I think that it is a waste of time and precious energy to hate a person. I think people dislike, or hate, other people so deeply because they are unable to let go. Maybe they are unable to let go of something that that person did, maybe over and over again, they could of done or said something incredibly awful, the list goes on and on. But I personally believe there is not a “good” reason to hate somebody. Everything depends on the way you let that person affect your emotions. People cannot pick and choose your emotions for you, they cannot feel them for you. You are the only person that can decide how to handle things and how to take things. I think people need to stop having so much hate in their hearts because all it does is bring negativity into the world, that’s not what we want. Hating someone for something or holding a grudge is well, one, childish, but also just making the problem worse. We need to remember that our life does not have a certain path, it is not supposed to go a certain way, so not everything that happens will go as “planned” and we need to accept that.