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Renee Backstrom

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Negativity has taken over the world. There isn’t a day that goes by where Facebook doesn’t have a plethora of negative posts. From everything about Trump, to the crabby lady checking you out at Walmart, to even getting mad at your parents for making you do your homework. It is time for the students of David City High School to turn negativity into positivity.

I am not saying I am always positive all the time, no one is, but in order to “Make America Great Again,” maybe we need to stop focusing on all the bad things that happen and look at the good things. Instead of looking at getting a zero for not turning in your assignment as a bad thing, look at it as a wake up call for you to do better in school.

Positivity isn’t something that can just happen at the snap of a finger. In order to be positive you have to try harder and soon that positivity will rub off onto others.

Someone once said, “Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.” Too many times we like to dwell on the past, and then we don’t see what is right in front of us. If you have a negative memory, try and replace it with a positive one.

How about the students of DCHS make it a point to go out with the negativity and bring in the positivity? Start telling people they look nice or what they did in class was good. What about starting with self-positivity as well? Before you go to school, tell yourself, “ I am going to ace this test!”

We also need to think about our lives after high school. What will you remember about high school? Will it be the activities you were involved in and all the friends you had, or will it be how much you hated coming to school everyday because people were rude? We need to strive to be positive on a daily basis. Others will remember a great attitude over the way you look physically.

Let’s turn the “I hate school” comment into “I am going to make someone love coming to school.” Being positive might just change the way everyone perceives high school. It starts with you. What are you going to do about it?  

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