This picture shows what it us like to stay safe. The world puts out signs to help us be safe and if we choose to disobey these signs, we can cause other people and yourself to become harmed. In the story, " The Ravine", there has been rumors where a boy has lost his life by jumping off a cliff. The main characters parents told him to never go by that cliff because it can be dangerous. Well, that same day he was influenced by his friends to go to the ravine and do exactly what the boy did before he died. His friends decided to go to the ravine and jump from the cliff to the water. The friends jumped off the cliff into the water first, and then it was his turn to jump. He knew it was dangerous and that his parents specifically told him not to go to the ravine anyway because of what happened, and so at the last second, he decided not to jump and he was safe because of this.
I really like this quote because if you believe you can do hard things, it turns out that you can achieve the trial put in front of you and you can face them with a belief that you can do it. I feel like it really goes with the story about Angus Bufume for many reasons. In the story, Angus has a hard time believing in himself because of his physical appearance and how other people can do things better than he can. The girl Angus likes, her boyfriend is like the antagonist in the story and makes Angus feel like he is nothing, where really he can do incredible things. Angus may not be the best looking guy, but he can do great things and he just has to believe he can do anything he puts his mind to.
Forgiveness is a key concept in our everyday lives today. It may be hard at first, but to know that you are forgiven and can move away from whatever it may be can be a blessing in your life. In the story," Goin Fishin", Lionell finds it hard to forgive his friend for the boating accident that killed his parents and his little brother. He hadn't forgiven his friend for three years and it wasn't until one of his swimming friends slapped some sense out of him to go talk with the friend that hurt him. Having the courage to his friend that hurt him helped he and his friend make it better, even though it was a hard trial to bear for both of them during this time.
This poem about fitting in explains that everyone wants to fit in and some may do various things to get attention from others. But in general, you can be brave, strong, and true even if you just be yourself. in the story, " A Brief Moment In the Life of Angus Bufume", Angus is judged based off of his parents and their decisions where really people should look at the good of Angus. Angus is trying so hard to get this girl and decides to run for homecoming king. When he and the girl he likes are the homecoming king and queen, Angus tries so hard to please his crush. At the dance Angus gets to know his crush a bit better and in the end he was able to dance with her and get a special kiss from his crush when they were dancing. He is still judged, but he now knows that he can't be perfect and he can just be himself and stand up for himself and his family.
I like this picture a lot because you can be the one to do what you know is right from what others are doing. You can try to be the best you can be without the need of others influencing your thoughts, feelings and emotions and just being you. In the story " The Ravine", there has been a rumor that a kid had died from jumping off a cliff. When the main characters friends decide to go to the ravine, the main character remembers what had happened to this kid and knows it is dangerous. He wants to be considered brave and so he decides to go to the ravine with his friends. All of his friends had jumped from the cliff and it was finally his turn to jump. At the last minute, he had a feeling to not jump and he just walked down the cliff. Maybe at first his friends thought he was weak, but they still liked him for who he was.
There may be times in your life where friends may be the only happiness you have. These friends will help you in times of trouble and can be a light in your life even in tough trials. In "Goin' Fishin'', Lionell goes through a battle with losing his parents in a boating accident. He relies on his good friends during this time, and through this hardship, let him know that he can be happy and that they can treat each other as family. Lionell learns from this trial and had been influenced by his friends and peers that he would be okay and he can become stronger because of this hard fought trial.