In many cases, it only takes one word, one sentence, one action to be able to turn a person’s mood for the worse.

If you look back on what you have said that made someone angry, you can usually narrow it down to one sentence that was the turning point of their mood.

A smart person can decipher what this sentence is, and be able to apply this knowledge in a later conversation in order to prevent this from happening again.

Alas, the people in this age have a tendency to think without talking. That includes everyone, whether young or old. And it includes you, too.

Almost all of us sometimes talk without properly thinking about the implications it may have on others. I am sure you have a similar experience.

Usually, you are more opened-tongued with someone you are close to and know well. You probably will say the wrong thing to your mother or father or partner, rather than a stranger.

So the moral of the story is: Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth, especially to the people who are close to you.



One thing that I absolutely despise is homework. I’m in highschool right now, and the only thing that is bringing my grades down is my homework, or more accurately my lack of.

I have a tendency to either forget to do my homework or forget to bring it. I don’t understand why I have to review the stuff at home; I already understood all of it in class. I just forget to do it, and then the teacher gives me a 60% for turning it in late.

Just recently, I had forgotten to do my homework, and so the teacher went back to her desk after checking everyone off on her list. i immediately apologized, and so i did the homework right then and there in five minutes because it was that easy. But after five minutes when I turned it in, the teacher gave me only 60% for that grade because it was “late.”

I understand why teachers do this, but that is just unfair. Why does my grade have to go down even if I did do the homework in class, literally five minutes after she went around checking it? I just don’t understand. If I don’t do the work in class, I should get a bad grade. but homework is just too irrelevant for me.

Not to honk my own horn or anything, but I am a very intelligent student, at least compared to my fellow students (perks of being Asian). Anyways, I would literally have an A+ in every single one of my classes if not for late homework. I have two late homeworks in spanish, which is just a pain.

Of course, this may seem like me complaining about something even though my grades aren’t as bad as others. but I know a lot of other people who forget to do their homework and their grade goes down. I don’t think there should be a “late” homework policy in which teachers take of points for homework being late. I believe that homework that is one day late is just as fine as homework that is on time, and therefore I rest my case.

Shoutout to Mr. Diamond, my chemistry teacher, who doesn’t believe in giving less credit for late homework. As he said, “If you are going to turn your homework in, even if it’s late, you will. But there are people who will never turn their homework in, even if they are given a chance.”

Thanks for reading.

Fly Genocide

It was late at night, and the lights in the room flickered softly I was sprawled out on my bed, immersed into a book.

A faint buzzing noise could be heard in the background, but I did not pay any particular attention to it. Its volume increased and decreased sporadically, as the source moved around the room. Occasionally, the buzzing stopped for a tad, only to resume a minute later with greater intensity.

In the back of my head, I acknowledged its presence, but I was too engrossed within the book to properly be irritated at this disturbance. And so I continued reading.

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