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All college students know that there are choices to be made every day. Therefore, it should be obvious that those choices help to determine the life that they will live and the results they achieve.
Most students approach life in a positive way, trying to do what is right and make things better. However, some students aggressively take everything they can get, even if they hurt others. They are negative and destructive and do not care about the people around them. In the college community, such students include:
– Spamers
– Hackers
– Identity thieves
– Cheaters
– Druggies
– Car Jackers
– Muggers
– Graffiti Painters
– Drunks
– Thieves
These people are a drag on society. They are opportunists, they lie to everyone, steal from their friends, destroy what others have built up and prey on those who cannot fight back. They hold themselves to the lowest and most disgusting standards. You know who they are. You see them in class, in the dorms and when you go to work. They are the ones who are going nowhere.
“How we live our days is how we live our lives.” — Annie Dillard
Contributing members of society are better than that. When students choose to be positive and productive, they are ready to stand up and be counted. That is one of the most important decisions in life that anyone can make. Positive and productive students step up when others step back. They demonstrate that they will live the best life they can, striving for the highest ideals. Students like this are:
– Honest
– Creative
– Courageous
– Dependable
– Consistent
– Compassionate
– Resourceful
– Courteous
– Generous
– Hard working
– Fair
– Considerate
These students stand out because they do what is right. They do their best to live a life in which they can be proud.
“Every action you take and word you speak will either move you closer or further away from your goals in life.”
Every single day, we are faced with the choice of how we will live. How you use your time, energy and talents is up to you. So make up your mind that you will live your life to the very best of your ability. Strive not to cast a shadow, but rather to light the way for others. Set a good example. Make something better. Do what needs to be done.