Big Talk

Week five of Big Talk. 

What’s the most important lesson you’ve ever learned? 

This week we got plenty of advice from CHS students for all different types of aspects of life.

Emile Jerread, tenth grader said, “Manners are personally the most important lesson I’ve ever learned taught to me by my parents. If you are nice for teachers, they’ll probably be more lenient on you. Someone could learn to be more respectful from this.”

Ninth grader, Ben Woodward said, “The most important lesson I’ve learned is to stay in school because you need to get an education. I think everyone could learn to make sure that they get an education for their future.”

Dylan Astin, eleventh grader, said, “Don’t juke a car. The story behind this is during the summer a friend and I bought candy, then went back to the house. On the way home we decided it would be a great idea to juke cars [stepping out in front of cars and quickly stepping back before you get hit]. My friend told me to not juke this jeep, but I did it anyway and after the car reversed back at us. The guy stepped out after he got to us, asking us why we did it, and we started arguing. He reached in his pocket in the middle of our argument and told us not to do it anymore. I think someone can learn you should listen to your friend’s advice.”

Eleventh grader Tyrese Younger said, “F.A.M.E which stands for forgive all my enemies. I came up with it myself because I’ve always been forgiving, but I’ve become more. Someone could learn maturity from this.”

Liberty Barker, Dan River senior, said “Knowing who I am is the most important lesson I’ve ever learned. It’s important because if you don’t who you are you won’t know where you stand in life. What underclassmen can learn is more about life in a perspective way about figuring out whether you fit in a category or you stand alone.”

Lucas Owen, eleventh grader said, “Hard work pays off. My uncle did not go to college and tried to get a job at a plane company, but he had to get a degree. So he worked hard and became the manager of the plane. It was the most important lesson to me because it shows anyone who works hard can do anything. People can learn to work a lot and hard, then they’ll reach anything.”

Alexis Adkins ninth grader, “Small decisions can lead to big things. I saw someone sitting and crying; they were a stranger, but I went over to them anyway. I asked them what was wrong then they told me someone was bullying them, so we went up to the office, and it got handled. We’re good friends now. One reason I think this is the most important lesson I ever learned is because so many people are depressed, and it can save someone to go up to them. People could just simply learn to be more compassionate.”

Eleventh grader Sallie Chaney, “Not being naive and more cautious; don’t fully trust people’s intentions. I learned this lesson because back in August I was assaulted by a person I trusted a lot. It made me see a new perspective which is important to me. People need to grow up and not believe everything is a fairy tale. Someone can take from this to just not be vulnerable.”

Will Gammon, eleventh grader said, “Math is the most important lesson I’ve learned because it helps you learn basic skills for jobs. It’s valuable up to a certain point, probably Algebra II. Someone can just make sure to know math.”