Most people like to think that ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ is a show for children. Personally, I’d have to disagree. The main character is funny, charming, down-to-earth, and is one of the nicest sponges ever. Besides the fact that everyone in the main cast are adults, the show teaches a lot of useful life lessons. Such as, to never give up on your goals and dreams, to look on the brighter side of things, to always do what you can to help others, the value of loyalty and honesty, and, more importantly, life is what you make it. I chose ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ because Spongebob lives his life to the fullest. He does what makes him happy and he strives to make others happy as well.
Never Give Up
Right now I’m going through a tough situation with being able to continue to go to school. I attended a private institution, but when I failed a class my tuition was cut by $13,000 and now I can no longer afford to go to that college. Instead of being down for the count, I’ve decided to switch schools, change my major, and continue to further my education. But, anyone who’s anyone knows that life goes all three rounds with you. I cant get financial aid unless I pay my past college a little over $400 in order to receive my transcripts. This wouldn’t seem like such a problem if I had a job. In this economy it’s hard to find a job and, if you currently have one, sometimes a little harder to keep a job.
Look Into The Light
Things don’t always go the way we plan for them to go. Some people say “Everything happens for a reason”. Sometimes bad things happen. But, after every cloud, there is a rainbow. A few years ago when I lived in Pennsylvania, in a town that only consisted of hills and mountains, I sprained my ankle badly. I was put on crutches and an air cast, yet I still chose to go to school the very next day despite doctor’s orders. I didn’t see it as I almost died falling down the stairs, I seen it as an opportunity to leave my classes five minutes early and have the opportunity to be five minutes late. I used that opportunity for an extra ten minutes of lunch time. Not only that but I got to use the school’s elevator.
Lend A Helping Hand
Someone somewhere is in need of help, yet not everyone who needs help is going to ask for it. I dedicated my senior to giving back for multiple reasons. The way I did my community service was through a local recreational center. I worked with kids, tutoring them and talking to them, I also helped around with some of the cleaning. I also participated in FCCLA, my favorite thing that we did was The Rise of The Great Pumpkin during Halloween. It was a event at one of the local high schools, where little kids and their families could play games, earn prizes, and eat candy. You’ve got to do something to give back to a community that’s given so much to so many people. Even if you’re only helping an elder cross the road.
Loyalty and Honesty
Friends and family are the two most important things in this world, in my opinion. Without them a person becomes lonely and depressed. It’s a challenge to sometimes make a friend, but it’s not that hard to keep one if you’re a good friend. When I was seven, my cousins and two of my friends didn’t like each other. I thought I could keep both side happy with me, by telling each what the other was saying. I didn’t want to have to choose between my friends and my family. After a few days of that, everyone knew I was playing both sides of the fence and they then became friends and I became the target. That moment taught me to be honest with everyone. Today, I have friends that I would do anything for, I don’t judge them, and I’m, sometimes brutally, honest with them. As for my family, I have no choice but to be honest and loyal, no matter how much trouble it’ll get me in to.
Make The Most of It
Again, life doesn’t always go the way we plan it to. It’s what you do in those troubled times that really defines our characters. During my senior year, one of the nicest students died in an accident. I wouldn’t say he was my friend, but I knew him well enough to call him an associate. We had classes together and we talked almost everyday, but that still didn’t make him my friend. He was friends with over 85% of the school’s student population. And when he died, there was a darkness cast about the school. Everyday people would cry and not come to school. But as time went on, things started to normalize and people began living their lives again. Any games that were won, were games for out deceased classmate. We acted as if he were still with us at homecoming and prom, because we knew his spirit was. And everyone began to appreciate life a little more.