Mind and Matter
Dr. Seuss said once, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” That's the mindset I maintained my first time entering the lunch room, on my first day of highschool. School has always been a big part my life, and I try to always be carefree about it. That day however, it was so hard to be carefree when you know everyone’s first impressions are a vital part of life, especially your teachers. My first day was full of potentially stressful situations, and I went through them like everyone has too. I had many memorable experiences on that day, some fun, some embarrassing, but I always remembered “ those who mind don't matter.”
In my first two classes, I didn't have any of my friends with me but I ended up meeting new people and making new friends. We all got to know each other because of all the ...view middle of the document...
Walking into that room felt like I had discovered a new ecosystem where everything seemed to fit except me. I instantly tried to find my friends during the riot for the lunch line, where hundreds of kids pushed and shoved, chaotically scrambling on top of each other to get to the front of the line. After a few minutes, however, I found my friends. To my relief, they felt the same way I did, and as we looked for our place in this new environment a voice shouted my name. Then before I knew it, I was knocked to the ground, toppled like a domino by a random force. “What the hell was that” I shouted as I was getting up to see who it was that knocked me down. “ Calm down, I didn't know you'd fall,” and before I even saw him I knew who it was. “ Mark, we’re not at home, idiot, were in school. What did you expect to happen after you tackled me?”
“I don't know, I thought you would maybe trip a little or something. Whatever so how’s your first day going?” My brother and I talked for a few minutes after that, then I left still kind of mad that he tackled me in front of so many people. Everyone looked at me for a second but then like an amusing T.V. ad, it was forgotten in an instant. That’s when i realized for the first time the significance of the quote by Dr. Seuss. The people i cared about wouldn’t mind the mistakes I made, and I shouldn't care about the people that did. That was probably the most eventful part of my day, but it wasn’t even that bad because when I just thought about the quote by Dr. Seuss, I instantly did not care what everyone else thought and the incident was soon forgotten.
The school bell finally rang, and I was finished with school for the day. Feeling satisfied with how I handled lunch and the rest of my day, I left school like I had just conquered Troy. I had a some fun times and some not-so fun times throughout the day but I liked the new experience. As long as I remembered, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind” I knew I was going to like my new high school.