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Prioritizing Time With Family

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This December, students are bracing themselves for the end of the semester, putting the polishing touches on essays and cramming study sessions in for tests. On top of their responsibilities at school, students also feel pressured to find time to spend with their families during the holiday season. The MavLife editorial board is concerned that the student body is fixated on minor worries, such as a grade on a test or who to ask to Formal. By allowing themselves to get caught up in minor distractions, students let moments with their loved ones pass them by.

In light of recent national events, it is important for students to be looking at the ever-present ‘big picture.” During these stressful times, it’s easy to let insignificant matters build up, such as who you’re going to be with on Friday night, where you’re going to watch a movie, and which movie you’re going to watch, when these truly mean nothing at all. Students should set aside these trivialities, in order to make family time a priority.

Many students are at a time in their lives when they are eager to move out of the house and their focus drifts toward their future. But right here, right now, many students have the comfort and support of their families. However, many teenagers tend to neglect and spend time with their friends instead.

Teenagers need to take into consideration that our time in high school with friends and studies will pass by. But the reality is that for the lucky among us our families have been here from the start and will continue to stand by us. This includes the families we choose for ourselves–our closest friends and companions.

The MavLife Editorial Board can’t help but feel for the families in Newtown, Connecticut, who have lost precious family members. Let us not just take a moment to reflect on the young lives that have been lost, but also take time to embrace those who surround us this holiday season.

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La Costa Canyon High School's News Source
Prioritizing Time With Family