Hey Girls! Be Smart, Not Stupid! - Hub 12 - Don't Be SO Stupid!
The content of this chaptered article of information is intended to enlighten and encourage young girls by promoting mentally and emotionally healthy attitudes in preparation for adulthood.
The content is written for general knowledge and is not meant to replace or supercede parental or professional guidance.
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Learn for Yourself
Hey Girls! Hub 12 - Don't Be SO Stupid!
DON’T BE SO STUPID
This section will hopefully make you think about getting involved with some of the worst issues facing teenagers.
Everyday on the news, in the newspapers, on the radio or just from people you may know, you hear about the horrible consequences of messing with drugs. There is plenty of evidence and information proving that drug abuse hurts your brain and your body and can kill you. And with all of this information very well known it is incredible how many young people disregard the facts about the consequences and still try the drugs. THAT IS STUPID! What on earth makes an individual feel that he or she is strong enough to tolerate drugs without becoming incapacitated and in danger? Here again, if you have problems with your self-worth you may not feel that using drugs is a bad idea. So the issue here is your self-worth; NOT wanting to be a part of the crowd, or forgetting your problems. The fact of this matter is if you don’t have love for yourself you are not going to care what happens to you. And oh boy is this selfish. So very inconsiderate to the people who do care about you. And most importantly, getting high does not solve your problems or make them go away. Using drugs only makes your problems worse. This is the truth.
If you could visit a mental health hospital you would be saddened to see how many young people are all messed up because of drug abuse. If you could visit a prison you would be saddened to see how many young people are behind bars because of drugs.
There is no way around it, using drugs is just plain STUPID. Save yourself the agony and just don’t do it.
Much the same as drugs, there is plenty of evidence to prove the dangers of underage drinking. You run the risk of permanently damaging your brain cells, causing you to become even more stupid than you were when you started. And becoming even more stupid only leads to more incidents caused by being stupid in the first place! Get That?!
Drinking not only damages your brain, but also affects your liver and kidneys, and exposes you to some forms of cancer.
Sure it may be fun to get a buzz, but all too often those few moments of fun can turn into a lifetime of NOT FUNNY! Alcohol impairment is one of the leading causes of tragic accidents. Accidents involving a drunk person or caused by a drunk person happen somewhere in this country every single day. Don’t add to the statistics! Don’t be STUPID!
The hazard of smoking cigarettes is another well documented subject. So what if your parents smoke, how may times have they said they wish they never started? Smoking cigarettes is one of the worst addictions on the planet, because often the nasty effects can take a long time to show. But even though this can be true, you can bet your last dollar that eventually cigarettes will ruin your health and could kill you. Cigarettes will deepen your voice and cause premature aging, such as face wrinkles. Cigarette smoking also exposes your health to many types of cancers, respiratory problems, circulation problems and is the number one cause of health debilitation that can be avoided. The best way to prevent this is to not start smoking in the first place. You can save yourself from the agony of addiction and a much healthier life if you pledge to be smart, not STUPID.
See For Yourself - Smoking
See For Yourself - Drugs
Learn about the Risks!
Having Sex – Pregnancy
The reality of having unprotected sex is the great possibility of you girls getting pregnant. This is another well documented subject that you all need to read about to educate yourselves. The difficulty of being a teenage mother is beyond being hard on her; it is also extremely unfair to the baby. The situation is unfair to the girl’s parents and no matter how supportive they may be if it happened to a daughter, it still creates a more difficult life. Having babies is an adult responsibility. When babies are born they deserve to have a decent life. Teenage mothers often lack the attributes needed to properly raise a child (like patience, maturity, and responsibility). Sure it’s easy enough to love a baby…but love doesn’t buy food, clothing, diapers, or the amount of time it takes to care for a baby. It’s not like when you played with dolls and when you got tired of doing that you would just put the doll down and walk away. Oh no! If you had a real baby to care for you just can’t do that. And when you realize how much of your freedom is gone, you may become resentful of the child and the poor thing won’t understand that you are too young to be a mother and the situation could just get worse before it gets any better.
If you think you would like to have a baby so you can have someone to love and someone to love you…that is pure stupid selfishness. As mentioned before, you cannot love anyone right unless you love yourself first and if you have the love for yourself then you will know that being a teenage mother is wrong for you.
So save yourself from the risk and just Don’t Do It! Don’t be Stupid!
And one more added note. If by chance you already have a baby, the next best advice here is to not have another one! Take the time you need to care for your baby, finish school, and get your career education so that you can independently support you and your child in the event you end up a single mother.
With all of the ‘in your face’ proof of how the topics in this section are bad for you, it is up to you to be smart about your life. Please don’t try to think that none of this could apply to you. Don’t be stupid, where do you think the doctors and scientists get their research information? Yeah, from the millions of everyday stupid teenagers who thought they were superhuman enough that none of these vices would harm them.
With all of the hard facts that are common knowledge today don’t allow yourself to become another statistic reported in the bad news section of your local newspaper.
Yes, the temptations for teenagers are hard to ignore, but there again take heed…be strong, be smart, Don’t Be STUPID!!