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Student Voice: On The Road to Happiness and Motivation (in a World Beyond Bullying)

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Student Voice: On The Road to Happiness and Motivation (in a World Beyond Bullying)

Posted By: 
Anna

May 19, 2014 6:00:00 AM

I’ve always been curious and always will be.

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The price of being curious nowadays in the “regular” world, is almost, or practically dangerous.

When I was 7, I was bullied.

When I was 7, I was in love with rocks and minerals.

When I was 7, I learned about what I loved.

When I was 13, I was bullied again.

When I was 13, I was in love with mathematics.

When I was 13, I started being unable to learn about what I loved.

Why did this happen? I couldn’t get support from the regular system that was being forced on me. I got sick because of school. Literally.

I slowly got better after awhile and decided to find a better suited school for me that would still be challenging, fun and interesting.

I found out about CMASAS and really loved the whole idea of it and the school’s values.

Three months later and here I am. It has been a really great experience. I feel like it is making me learn so much and it is just working very well for me.

I think that CMASAS is a huge stepping stone in my life and a step in the right direction for the future that I want. Right now, I may not be sure if it will be a career in filmmaking, astronomy, psychology or any other field. All I know is that I am on the road to happiness and motivation in life which, to me, is a huge part of the key to success.

As for bullying, I’ve learned to deal with it. If people are hating on you, it’s most likely because you have something that they are jealous about; they are simply wasting their time on you so that at least you will not feel good about that quality.

I am working on being more confident and expanding my knowledge in many areas and, so far, that is something that I think CMASAS is helping me accomplish properly and I couldn’t be happier about it.