Thursday, January 20, 2011

HEROES Week~Start Saving Lives. Start Now.

We've all heard "How To Save A Life" by now. If you haven't, it's on my playlist and it's by The Fray, $1.29 on iTunes.

Do you know why it was written? You may think, "well, obviously someone died."
BINGO, someone died.

A while ago, and when I say 'a while', I mean 2005-ish, A real long time ago, the band leader had a really good friend who one day overdosed on drugs and well... Bye-Bye BFF.

That explanation may have sounded a little heartless, but that's how it is. Now, the singer is thinking a common thing, "What could I have done differently? How can I prevent this from happening to someone else and save the next person like him?" So he wrote a song about everything he didn't do, and that you need to do it to save the next person like him. This song helps you become a hero, and even though the song is quite depressing, happiness comes out of it. He became stronger from what happened, and became a hero in the making by publishing this song. He's saying, "be a hero. I didn't make up my characters, it really happened. You don't want it to happen to you. Be a hero. You can learn from my mistake."

Poor man doesn't understand that he didn't make a mistake. It's not his fault that his friend died. But, he could've done better. But if he already tried, no need to drown in reget. He'll get it right, soon.

It's good that it happened to him in a way, because he's telling you, "Do something. You don't want this to happen to you. Be a hero. Do what I didn't do." While mourning over the loss of his friend, he saved many other friends. That's a real hero.

But, in order to be a hero without a sob story, save lives without having to lose one. Find someone who's sitting alone at lunch and talk to them--- even give up your spot at a full table. If you're homeschooled, like me, you can still find a place to be a hero. Find a friend in your neighborhood. Talk to that girl who is twisting her hair in the corner at camp. Talk to teammate during warm-ups at cheer practice. Do something. You'll help a kid... Maybe even help yourself! Making friends benefits everyone, and will make you happier as well as the people!

Remember your time is now

"I'm staring at the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways. No message could've been any clearer if you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change."-Micheal Jackson.

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