Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The best time of your life...

Ok... so part of my job is easedropping. I listen to what kids talk about in order to gain insight... or at least I tell myself. So I overheard a conversation today between a teacher and student (a girl senior). The teacher stated that "College is the best 4 years of your life." The student got fired up. She said "No, no, don't tell me that. I hate that. I hate it when people say that." Of course I was intrigued at this point. She stated that she didn't want life to be that way. How could 4 years of your long life be the best? He (the teacher) stated this was true. She followed by calling him on the carpet. "So having a wife and a child are not enjoyable years of your life. How sad that you would say these are not the best." I was quickly reminded that we are to live in the present. There is no reason to look back with such longing when the hope of the best years can be to come. So I gained some new insight today from a sweet little senior girl at school. High schoolers do have insight into life and I love it that she was willing to fight the normal train of thought for the hope she has. Are you living in the best time of your life? Is it us and our attitudes that make it that way?

4 comments:

morgan collins said...

man, good stuff...I wish I could say this was the best time of my life...I want it to be...but sometimes it just doesnt feel that way...maybe I should work a little harder to make it that way! love you!

Julie said...

She was so right! You should not wish your life away..."I wish I had...." or "I wish I could..." I just signed up for guitar lessons. I have always wanted to so I did! Take that!

Suzanne said...

Oh what a fun little find, a Masterson blog! Yeah! And what?? ...a baby girl??? I'm so out of the loop. Carter and I were doing the calculating...y'all were so preggers at the UGA game, right? Sneaky little boogers. :)

Josh & Donna said...

love the wisdom of kiddos! and i heartily agree with her, though it can be difficult to live everyday with that attitude.