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Forum Post: I stated my opinion, now what's yours?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 26, 2011, 5:26 p.m. EST by XDPANDA42 (2)
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So let me get this straight, I come to a school [in a Houston with loads of opportunities compared to my small town I just moved from with nothing] and miss tryouts for things I'm interested in so I stay at home[only choice]. When I get home I get in trouble because my moms constantly mad at everything. I try and concentrate on school but I'm stressed from family problems. I try and do Dance my passion outside of school and it one will get me out of trouble and two i love it, but it cost money. No worries I''ll get a job;D !! Economies screwed up so NO JOBS//; My dad pays for everything and dance didn't make the budget due to everything being high. So should I (a) Give up (b) become a prostitute, drug dealer or a thief (c) protest for a change (d) accept that this is the American Dream and believe my ancestors wanted the best for me[heavy sarcasm]. Oh and lets not forget if i focus on my studies and get to college and graduate there are still very slim to none jobs available. So the drive of if i get a good education I'll get a good job is not that appealing because there are many many unemployed grad students out there. So if i apply myself i might get the chance to flip a burger at a fast food joint. And you can't tell me ninety nine precent of us are to lazy to work because you meet hardworking people every day who get stuck in that place because of the 1% on top. I know this is very negative but Im a seventeen year old girl with a dream that doesn't seem likely to come true. I feel like this is my fight to so what can i do?



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[-] 1 points by kestrel (274) 12 years ago

those that succeed in dance are those that won't take no for an answer. for every 1000 girls in dance there is maybe one opening... you just have to be more of a hard worker than the other 999, in this field. Even in a good economy your odds aren't much better... maybe 1 in 750 or something. there is still no money in dance other than teaching other little girls to dream of dancing.

[-] 1 points by MaiaDalma1 (9) from Rock City Falls, NY 12 years ago

Set up a facebook page where you can accept paypal donations. I'll be the first to donate $100.00. You sound like you are worth it. I'll be watching. Maia.

[-] 1 points by OccupyUnveiled (21) 12 years ago

Your expiriance is very unique, we appriciate your honesty. You're not alone... would you like to write a full length article about this? Please email me at OccupyUnveiled@live.com | #OccupyUnveiled is an independent news source regarding OWS and its affiliates. Neither for nor against OWS, we seek truth where ever it may lead us.

[-] 0 points by tsizzle (73) from De Pere, WI 12 years ago

or you could come to the realization that the "American Dream" takes work and doesn't just fall into your lap...you are 17, get over yourself and don't expect something for nothing..

[-] 1 points by XDPANDA42 (2) 12 years ago

So i just looked up the definition for American dream. I pasted it here and if its not good enough go to this link. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/american+dream 1. the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American. 2. a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the U.S.

I'm just guessing when people are suppose to be given equal opportunities it doesn't consist of the same family that couldn't get out of the rut due to similar or far worse situations. Yes, the government can not control how people live but kids everyday are being cheated on on their education. Some of the parents try so hard for their children and some parents honestly don't care because their parents didn't or they didn't. Isn't education suppose to be our first opportunity to get where we want to even if we are unaware of this at such a young age. Our tool to take with us. To pass on. Our tool to make a difference? How are we as people supposed to grow and learn and have a choice? How are we suppose to get the equal opportunities as the people who not necessarily are rich but who had the leg up or ten for this matter. Their parents can afford the car drive or the tuition. Is that fair? Is this Equal? There are children so far into this problem there is no hope for them to get out. This is their fight just as much as mine or college grads and every other person who worked hard and believes in this. Yes I am a 17 year old girl who hasn't been here long enough to really understand much but I am old enough to realize that if there isn't a change now then What can i look forward to when i decide to have children? Will I as a parent be able to provide for my child let alone myself. And what about a house a stable relationship so they don't worry about daddy leaving. I feel like this is something to stand up for and for someone to tell me to " get over myself and don't expect something for nothing.." Is just more incentive to make a difference. I'm not asking for things to fall into to place but I am asking for a fair shot not just for me but for everyone. I feel like many would agree with me. I won't make anything if I sit here doing nothing. And if i step down to someone like you then i might as well of not posted this to begin with. Because it has to start somewhere and why can't this somewhere be here right now against someone who doesn't think a 17 year old has room to talk!