November 21, 2013"We stand today on the edge of a new frontier … a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils — a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats" — John F. Kennedy
With each day we encounter a new frontier. Whether it be in class, out at lunch, after school, at home, wherever you find yourself, you are entering a place of unknown good and unknown bad.
Fifty years ago our 35th President entered a new frontier.
While the start of his new day was opportunistic, it ended in a cloud of despair; but we don't remember JFK because of his assassination. No, we remember the strives he took with the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, and the Civil Rights Movement. These were frontiers he encountered as president which we celebrate now.
Death is inevitable. And however cliché it might sound Jags, we aren't remembered for our birth or our death but the little dash in-between those dates.
We are remembered for the outcomes of our frontiers.
We all have a purpose in life and that's what people will continue to talk about long after we are gone. Yes, we are high school students and our purpose might not seem too clear at this point in our lives but we should live life as if we know exactly what our purpose is.
Each day we encounter a new frontier. A new chance to discover our purpose and another opportunity to make the most of our dash, so take your frontier by the horns, Jags. Show that you are ready for whatever life throws at you however encouraging or discouraging it may be because you control your own dash.
You know exactly what your purpose already is; now just go out and live it.