The Shift by Tyreek Peppers

Spring Break has arrived and a lot of schools are on break. Most children will be working, playing outside, and they’ll probably be in the house doing nothing but watching television. I, myself, tend to do a bit of self-education while on my week off—relaxing to keep my brain healthy and aware. My point is: how do you make the shift from working to doing nothing? Shifting from point A to point B is easy for some, but hard for others.

Even in my spare time I mentally push myself to learn something school didn’t teach me. I probably spend more time on the internet learning about things that my high school just won’t teach seniors such as myself. Like, did you know that alcohol is considered to be a drug? I’m a bit disappointed in myself for not knowing that. Alcohol is considered to be a drug because it reduces a person’s ability to think rationally and distorts one's judgment.

My initial thought on the matter was very different; I didn’t see alcohol as a drug. Since I chose to self-educate myself I can learn new things without the aid of a teacher. With the technology that human beings currently possess, maybe human teachers will be obsolete in the future. Time is always shifting and people should learn to adapt. I myself understand this, which is why I continue to learn.

Now, I’m not saying that a sudden shift is good or bad. What I’m trying to say is that life is unpredictable. The best way to handle an unpredictable situation is to learn how to adapt to change or shift. Like I previously stated, most people aren’t comfortable with shifting to a sudden situation. What other people find difficult, others find easy. Life itself shifts from time to time, and you can even feel the universe shift every now and then.