Forever Young

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In this life there will be people who will try and bring you down. Not conforming to society is one of the ways that you can be targeted, so can wearing certain clothes or even religious differences. Verbal and physical abuse can emerge because of your personal choices in life. Everybody has the right to live how he or she wants to live and be who he or she wants to be. By taking the saying “living forever young is the only way you will survive” and applying to life is a choice that you must make. The assumption of this saying is that if you do not live forever young, you will not survive life. When you are young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun and happiness. Then, you grow up and learn to be a tad more cautious. You could break a bone or even a heart. You begin to look before you leap, and sometimes you don't leap at all because there is not always someone there to catch you. In life there are no safety nets. There is no possible way you can survive as a person without taking chances and living to the beat of your own drum. This saying was formed by experiences and situations that I have encountered in life. There have been times in my life when I have felt trapped in a dark hole and never been able to escape. Breaking and tearing my thumb was one of those times. The surgeon said that I would have extensive nerve damage and have very limited mobility even with surgery. Volleyball has been my life for as long as I can remember. Hearing the doctor tell me that I would most likely never play again was heart-wrenching. One day before my surgery, I sat down in the middle of my room and evaluated my situation. Hours passed, and I found my self-doubting the doctor with my heart backing me up. I realized that this injury would not ruin my volleyball career. I thought to myself that there must be another way to get around this horrible situation. Finally, it hit me like a wooden spoon. Living forever young is the only way I would be able to get through...
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