Taking D.A.R.E. will help you in many ways. D.A.R.E will teach you how to make the right choices in life, and what the right choices are in life. D.A.R.E. will show you the consequences that will happen when you make the wrong choice/decision. I’m going to talk about the most important parts in D.A.R.E. which include the following key terms: peer pressure, stress, making safe/responsible choices, and of course, the most important one, confidence. Knowing these four key terms is important because they will come in handy throughout life, including your adult life. You can use each key term to help each other, each term goes with or fits with one another: for example, one word may lead to another, and another word may solve another. Each term is important, you’ll learn new, and cool things about each term while taking D.A.R.E., or while jus reading this essay, even if you already know what it means, especially if already know what it means, because then you will be able to understand me, and you’ll know how to interpret/read more into what I’m saying. Do you know how taking D.A.R.E. will help you? Read more and find out.
First, I will talk about stress. Stress is not a good thing, it affects the way you think, what you do, amd even the way you do something. Stress is not good for your health, it can cause life threatening problems such as heart attacks, or even physical stress to the body. Stress can cause an emergency rush to the hospital, when having such thing as a heart attack. Stress can cause you to make bad decisions, which can lead to consequences, some consequences aren’t that bad, but when you get older or do something worse, the consequences are more severe (worse and harder/an unpleasant outcome). The reason they will be more severe is because you are expected of more, and you are expected to not do these kinds of things, because you’re no longer a little kid anymore. Whatever you do there will be consequences or rewards, consequences will happen if the action you made was not a good one, and guess why it happened, stress.
Rewards will be given and/or earned for good behavior, or doing something good like getting good grades, or doing chores, helping out, etc. Even if you don’t realize what consequences are doing, it’s affecting you, and it all happens for one reason, one really really important reason, consequences happen because of your actions, your actions happen, form one tiny word that does so much damage, one word, many effects, can you guess what that word is? You guessed it, stress. There are ways to deal with stress. So many, many ways, but some work better for different people. It’s just a lot of people don’t know of them, lucky for you, I’m about to tell you the ones that I find work best for me, and hopefully will work well for you too..
Want to know ways to deal with stress, or a situation, how stress causes consequences, here you go. For example: A test is coming up and you have a lot of stress, because you aren’t prepared. You ask to go to the bathroom before your teacher assigns the test, to cool down, and relax. In the bathroom people are smoking under age, they say that if you smoke your stress level will go down, since you’re so stressed out, and you’re willing to try it, because you are so stressed, you do, and you get caught, you get a zero on the test and a suspension, and all because of stress, which caused a stupid choice you made, and because of it, consequences took place. However if you don’t want that to happen here are stress relievers: count to ten, or count down from ten, relax, put your head down on your desk, or just talk, don’t focus on the cause of the stress, tell someone how you feel and what’s going on. People suffer from stress, sure it’s not a major problem, like cancer, but it’s still important, because everything is important. Stress can lead to other problems, such as peer pressure.
Peer pressure, is much like stress, but the differences are: it’s on the spot, and instead of taking time to deal with it, you have to be quick, and act fast. Peer pressure can be dealt with in many different ways, which include walking away from the situation, or even changing the subject. For example: You are offered a beer at a party, and you’re underaged, your choices are to take a beer, or make a smart choice. Peer pressure leads to really bad consequences, say you took the beer, many bad things could have happened including going to jail. Obviously not a life sentence, maybe a night or two. Also, if you did take the beer, then you would make other bad choices, because you were under the influence, including: harming yourself or even harming others. Peer pressure is not good for your health, it causes stress, which as we learned before, can be helped.
Finally in order to make smart choices, you must be confident. Confidence makes you feel good about yourself, in fact, you will respect,and cherish your health, body, and self. Being confident is actually one way to deal with stress. Being confident is not something you can pick up just like that, it is an ability you either pick up in a long time period, or you have because you respect and are grateful for your, because you’re you. As I said before, being confident helps make good choices because you care about yourself and your body, so when it comes to making good choices, yourself, and your health come into consideration. You will care about what is being put into your body, and you will care how and if it affects your body, and emotions.
Last but not least, I hope you will take yourself,body and health into consideration before making a choice. Now you know ways to deal, and conquer stress, and reach the ability of confidence. I hope you use what you’ve learned in real life, cause I know I have and will. Have you ever been faced with a dilemma, amd have had to make a choice? If so what choice did you make? Think about that question, and make sure if you didn’t make the right choice to make sure you do next time. As I said before taking D.A.R.E. helps you make the right choices, you can start making smart choices by choosing to take D.A.R.E, so I Megan Riley promise to never ever drink smoke or do drugs ever in my entire life, and I can keep a promise.