Student makes heroic recovery
BY REMIGIO DEVENTE ON MARCH 21, 2014
Recently, I’ve been feeling an uncommon sensation. During the day, I experience inattention towards school work and confusion of my true age. In the afternoon, I go home to feelings of lethargy and forgetfulness.
I consulted with my doctor. After running numerous blood and DNA samples he reported back to me that it appears that nothing is wrong. Skeptical of his work, I then turned to ‘WebMD’ to tell me what is going on in my body. Again, I was let down. I tried exorcists, gypsies, even Shaolin Monks. It appeared that no one could figure out what sort of black magic was going on inside of me.
One day it hit me. The answer was in front of me the whole time. Day in and day out I had been exposed to the earliest strain of senioritis. Its scientific name is ‘I-have-been-to-school-with-these-seniors-since-kindergarten-but-then-I-was-a-freshman-twice-itis’.
It all started earlier first semester. In my physics class, I was surrounded by all my best buds who happened to be seniors. After a couple days of exposure in class, their lackadaisical “I already applied to college, so senior year doesn’t matter” attitude had taken its toll on me and my study habits.
Homework became SMART Block-work. Quizzes were looked at as “only 20 percent of my overall grade.” On my after school hierarchical to-do list, tests were ranked under pick-up basketball. My grades began to suffer. One day on my walk home from school there was a blinding light. All I could see was a piercing white light, and he appeared to me. A man in a white robe was walking towards me with his arms spread. He said to me, “Son, the path you are on is not meant for you. The people you call your friends are on a different path. Get on the right track, son.”
Since that day, I have been slowly recovering from this pish posh outlook on school. By applying myself and dedicating at least thirty minutes after school to studies, I have gotten my life back on track. Overcoming this disease is my goal, and I will achieve it. This is my story. Learn from it.