Crazy enough to change the world

17 November 2020 | Education

Rebecca Kalekela

Coastal High School hosted its valedictory ceremony on 6 November and it was a blast. Everyone was so excited and you could tell that real bonds were forged over the past few years of being together at school, even though it was difficult to admit at the time. It was more than just a reminder of how far we have come from our primary school years to high school.

At Coastal High, throughout all these years we were taught to build our character. That’s the one gift you have that only you as an individual can create. To be fair, we lost a little of ourselves during that process but we still made it.

I learned that you have no one else but yourself at the end of the day, so if you don’t take control of the decisions you make then you’d have no control over yourself and that’s what we never realised during school.

Most of the things I’ve done wasn’t for record holding purposes; it was to try and change the views of the youth, because it’s one thing to say something and another to actually do it. As my English teacher always says, “procrastination is the thief of time”. It never made sense because I always felt the need to debate and correct people where they’d go wrong but I later realised it was never about what was said, it’s about how it was expressed.

I believe in always staying patient even though patience isn’t really our strong point. It’s okay for you to feel judged or alone but remember to create your own happiness. It doesn’t matter where you are and who surrounds you, always speak your truth.

Always know that you’re the only difference you need to change the world to have your happy ending. Remember the values and morals installed in you by your parents and guardians because that is the foundation they laid for you.

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