Have you ever heard some young Chicano or Chicana say, "Why do bad things always happen to me?" Well, let's get something straight from the get go. The majority of the bad things that happen to us in life occur because we caused them. Surprised? The choices we make each day reflect the condition and circumstances in which we find ourselves, for better, or for worse today.
The man who has a drinking or drug problem, the woman who allows herself to be physically, emotionally, and mentally abused by her spouse who swears he loves her dearly, or the teen who drops out of high school to seek a low wage job because he or she thinks that they will have "a greater command of life" with a little feria in their pockets. Each and every one of the situations above, are the result of the choices that we make in life. And the list goes on and on, endlessly spiraling to the bottom of life's pyramid instead of to the spacious view at the top.
The man with the drug problem needs to grow up and quit acting like an irresponsible little baby! The woman who allows herself to be abused needs to wake up, and do some research as to what love and a good relationship is really all about! The teenagers, who want to work menial labor jobs, have to ask themselves, "Is this what I want to do with my life or do I want to finish school and then make some real money in the future?"
Each and every day, we are faced with choices which will affect not only our future health, happiness, and financial well being but also that of the people in our lives whom we say we love! So with this in mind, we need to make the very best choices in life, and throw the rest in la basura!
Copyright 2012 Frank S.
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Frank Solis is a Chicano creative writer, poet and songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. He seeks to help Hispanic youth and seek to inspire them to reach for the stars and obtain a higher education and the success that comes with it. Author's website