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Trying New Things : From A Teen’s Perspective

by Sam P. | June 23rd, 2011 | Teen Perspective, Teens

I know that trying new things can be very hard, especially when you are in front of a whole group of people. I just went rollerblading on Wednesday and had never gone before. I was very nervous, especially because it was a school field trip.

I talked with my friends and quite a few of them had never done it before. We all went on the rollerblading rink together holding hands so that if one of us fell, we would all fall. After a couple of laps we hadn’t fallen yet so we started to break apart; once I was on my own I fell on my butt. Now that I think about it, it was quite hilarious, but when I fell I didn’t think it was. In fact, I was mortified! But, I laughed it off and started talking about how klutzy I was.

The next lap around, I fell in the same exact spot and then fell while I was getting up. Again I laughed it off and started skating again, but inside I felt like I had died. From then on I did very well.

My mom picked me up from school and I told her my story; she said that she was very proud of me. I was confused as to why so I asked her why she was proud of me. She said that she was proud of me because I got back up and kept trying, and that most girls my age probably wouldn’t have skated ever again after they fell that first time.

Personally, I think that you should never give up after just trying once at something. I mean, nobody is perfect after trying just once, and it will take a lot of practice to be really good at something. Nobody is perfect at everything, no matter what they say. They might be good at one specific thing, but that doesn’t mean that since they are better than you, you should just give up. There were quite a few people at the rollerblading rink that our school went to that were doing laps around me, but that didn’t mean I should give up. That means that I should keep trying harder and practicing. I say never give up on something because you never know when you will get better at it. Never stop trying and never say that you can’t do something.

You should also be constantly trying new things because you never know when your perspectives will change on certain things. I think you should always be open to trying new things, but that doesn’t mean that you have to like it. You can also then say, “I tried blablabla this weekend and it was nothing like I thought it would be.” And you never know, you might just end up liking that thing that you thought you wouldn’t like.

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