I’m a member of a high school class of approximately 750 students. I can’t possibly know everyone. Flipping through the yearbook is much like thinking about the universe; It makes you feel small and insignificant. The fact that you don’t know everyone is weird to think about. I’ve taken the time to read everyone’s quotes. I went all out figuring out which initials meant who and all that jazz. However, the cliché phrase of the class of 2011 is, “I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Couldn’t have done what? Survived high school? Graduated? People, you need to be self-motivated, self-empowered, have some accountability for yourself dangit.
The thing is if you didn’t do it without them [friends/family] you probably would have had other friends to help you reach the same end goal-Graduating. Sure, the journey would have been different, but the end result would still be the same.
If you couldn’t have survived, well, that’s another problem in itself, in which case I’m picturing the most extreme. Like being homeless or living off of food stamps. In a different light I think you should feel welcomed to mention people for helping you make it through high school if they have talked you through some serious emotional problems. I’m talking negating suicidal thoughts, helping people with eating disorders, things of the like, etc… NOT things like helping you get over boy/girlfriends.
However, I think there is something to be said for those that tutored their friends. It’s ok to thank them because clearly you need to pass your classes in order to graduate from high school. Yes, thank them if you really were that awful at math. Do not thank them if you copied their homework once.
All this aside, I suppose the point is that we graduated. And though we’re all headed off to different places, we all met a common goal all 750 of us (I hope, but doubt this number). It’s important that we thank the people that helped us. I think it’s more personal to thank them in person, every now and then. In yearbooks people feel compelled to thank those who were with them along the way, but to tell someone once every week or when it really matters, more than just in the pages of a yearbook that will one day collect dust, that’s where it will count. Remind those we love and appreciate frequently and sincerely.
Who are we to be emotional? Who are we to play with hearts and throw away it all? Oh, who are we to turn each other’s heads? Who are we to find ourselves in other people’s beds?
Oh, I don’t like the way I never listen to myself I feel like I’m on fire I’m too shy to cry for help Oh, I don’t think you know me much at all
This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall
I’m feeling down about this love
Who are you to make me feel so good? Who are we to tell ourselves that we’re misunderstood? Oh, who am I to say I’m always yours? Who am I to choose the boy that everyone adores? Oh, I don’t see a reason why we can’t just be apart Not falling on each other like we’re always in the dark Oh, I don’t think you know me much at all, at all
This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall (At all)
This love is not what you want This heart will never be yours This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall This love is be and end all This love will be your downfall
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