Nothing But Poor Decision Making Is What It Was

decision

Is it the right course of action?


 
It’s a pretty rare occurrence when you come across someone younger than 25 that doesn’t think that they are invisible to the world and it’s an unfortunate, uncalled for punishment. Kids, teenagers, and young adults will forever be the age range that picks up the dumbest ideas and go as far as possible with them without getting caught or severely injured. Whether it be cutting class, hot-boxing a car, driving home drunk after you SWORE you were good to drive, or getting a butt tattoo, these decisions generally tend to stay within the realm of the “young and dumb.” Thanks to Zac Efron and his ink, kids my age and younger started throwing around the phrase “YOLO” to justify their spontaneous decisions to do the most insane things.
 

Poor Decision Making

And obviously, the very nature of being young means kids have had little to no exposure to the consequences of these decisions. They have a fresh perspective on life, a carefree spirit, and are tricked by the media that these years are the best they’ve got.
 
Kylie Jenner has made want-to-be rebellious girls all around want to dye their hair turquoise. Just check out your social media trending hash tags. It’s healthy to not be scared of things based only upon the reported repercussions or unfavorable outcomes. I, for one, am terrified of cruises and heights, yet I still force myself to get on planes for the opportunity to travel, and I’m making myself get on my first cruise this spring break.
 
Living in fear is never beneficial because you’ll limit yourself from certain life experiences and never learn how to overcome obstacles. Making one poor financial decision will hopefully teach you how to budget, and getting a speeding ticket after you get your license will hopefully help you become more aware of your driving.
 

“Young and Dumb”

This age group uses their age as an excuse for making poor decisions. Yes, there are certain instances where we’ve been young, naïve, and didn’t know any better. Phases of life are all apart of what help shape us into the people we are today.
 
Where do you think wisdom comes from? Going out to a bar and getting really drunk for your first time and getting your first hangover isn’t a “bad” decision, it’s a decision that may shape your drinking preferences for the future, and totally turn you away from a cocktail for the next few days.
 
What IS a bad decision is getting into a car when you’re plastered. If you get caught or get in an accident, that is not a consequence of being “young and dumb,” that’s just a consequence of being stupid and careless.
 
Taking a puff of a cigarette just to “see how it is” may not exactly be an act of stupidity, but making a habit of it is definitely not a result of being 20 and testing the waters of your inner self. You’re consciously making a poor decision that is poor at any age.
 
The difference between making decisions because of youth and making stupid decisions is the presence of common sense. Using “you only live once” as an excuse for every single decision you make is not healthy and could be detrimental to your life/well being in some instances. Deciding to abandon your better judgment for an adrenaline rush could leave you in all sorts of trouble at any age. Saying “f*ck it” before popping a recreational drug while having no idea what it’s made of, like “Molly” and ecstasy tablets, is not an appropriate situation that can be defended by saying “I didn’t know any better.” Yes, you did.
 
Certain life lessons can only be learned through experience. That’s just how life works. But blaming stupid decisions on your age and your “young spirit” should never occur. Common sense is there for a reason.

Comments

comments

Rachel Jimenez

An Exercise Science major at USF with a love for dance, food, and sarcastic banter. Oh, and she was gluten free before it was cool. instagram: @sassycalves twitter: @itsraayy

You may also like...

47 Responses

  1. August 27, 2017

    Title

    […]Here are some of the web sites we advise for our visitors[…]

  2. August 27, 2017

    Title

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]

  3. August 27, 2017

    Title

    […]just beneath, are various entirely not associated sites to ours, nonetheless, they are certainly worth going over[…]

  4. August 29, 2017

    Just Browsing

    While I was browsing today I noticed a excellent post about

  5. September 2, 2017

    Title

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don’t get quite a bit of link adore from[…]

  6. September 3, 2017

    Title

    […]although internet sites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they may be really worth a go as a result of, so possess a look[…]

  7. September 5, 2017

    Title

    […]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Uncover Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

  8. September 7, 2017

    Title

    […]although sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are essentially worth a go by way of, so have a look[…]

  9. September 7, 2017

    Title

    […]here are some links to web pages that we link to due to the fact we believe they are really worth visiting[…]

  10. September 8, 2017

    Title

    […]just beneath, are various completely not connected sites to ours, however, they’re certainly really worth going over[…]

  11. September 8, 2017

    Title

    […]that could be the end of this post. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]

  12. September 10, 2017

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some totally unrelated web-sites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  13. September 10, 2017

    Title

    […]one of our guests a short while ago recommended the following website[…]

  14. September 11, 2017

    Title

    […]Here is an excellent Weblog You may Obtain Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

  15. September 12, 2017

    Title

    […]Every once inside a whilst we decide on blogs that we study. Listed below are the latest web sites that we select […]

  16. September 12, 2017

    Title

    […]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Locate Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

  17. September 12, 2017

    Dreary Day

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized

  18. September 13, 2017

    Title

    […]please stop by the sites we adhere to, such as this one particular, as it represents our picks from the web[…]

  19. September 13, 2017

    Title

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to mainly because we assume they may be really worth visiting[…]

  20. September 14, 2017

    Title

    […]here are some links to internet sites that we link to simply because we believe they may be worth visiting[…]

  21. September 14, 2017

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some totally unrelated internet sites to ours, having said that, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  22. September 17, 2017

    Title

    […]we prefer to honor numerous other world-wide-web websites on the internet, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]

  23. September 19, 2017

    Title

    […]we came across a cool web page that you just may appreciate. Take a search should you want[…]

  24. September 19, 2017

    Title

    […]we came across a cool web page that you could delight in. Take a search in the event you want[…]

  25. September 19, 2017

    Title

    […]one of our visitors not too long ago proposed the following website[…]

  26. September 21, 2017

    Title

    […]just beneath, are many entirely not connected web-sites to ours, even so, they may be certainly worth going over[…]

  27. September 21, 2017

    Title

    […]below you will discover the link to some internet sites that we believe you must visit[…]

  28. September 21, 2017

    Title

    […]below you’ll discover the link to some websites that we think you should visit[…]

  29. September 23, 2017

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some totally unrelated internet websites to ours, however, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  30. September 23, 2017

    Title

    […]we like to honor quite a few other internet web sites around the net, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  31. September 23, 2017

    Title

    […]very handful of websites that take place to become in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[…]

  32. September 24, 2017

    Title

    […]Here is a superb Blog You may Discover Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]

  33. September 25, 2017

    News info

    I was reading the news and I saw this really cool information

  34. September 25, 2017

    Title

    […]just beneath, are numerous totally not connected web pages to ours, on the other hand, they are certainly worth going over[…]

  35. September 27, 2017

    Title

    […]we prefer to honor many other web web-sites around the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages worth checking out[…]

  36. October 1, 2017

    Title

    […]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but don’t get quite a bit of link adore from[…]

  37. October 2, 2017

    Title

    […]one of our guests a short while ago advised the following website[…]

  38. October 4, 2017

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some absolutely unrelated websites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  39. October 7, 2017

    Title

    […]one of our visitors not long ago suggested the following website[…]

  40. October 7, 2017

    Title

    […]please stop by the web sites we adhere to, which includes this a single, because it represents our picks from the web[…]

  41. October 15, 2017

    Dreary Day

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to messing around on the internet and found

  42. October 15, 2017

    Title

    […]although internet websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we really feel they may be truly worth a go through, so have a look[…]

  43. October 17, 2017

    Title

    […]usually posts some incredibly fascinating stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]

  44. October 17, 2017

    Title

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you just may possibly appreciate. Take a appear when you want[…]

  45. October 18, 2017

    Title

    […]Every the moment inside a when we choose blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the latest sites that we pick out […]

  46. October 19, 2017

    Title

    […]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated internet sites to ours, on the other hand, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[…]

  47. October 20, 2017

    Its hard to find good help

    I am constantnly proclaiming that its difficult to find quality help, but here is

Leave a Reply