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Teen Talk

November 10, 2012

A Word of Advice: Make a statement for our nation

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Sometimes I learn from them, but sometimes as unbelievable as it sounds, they learn from me. If you can present an idea that is well-informed, well-thought-out, and logically sound, age just won’t matter no matter who you’re talking to, so long as the other person is reasonable as well, and there are definitely enough reasonable people in this world for you to talk with to where you can really make a difference in things.   

 The thing with all of that is, anybody can talk big, but to talk smart is an entirely different matter. I’ve heard a lot of great speakers say a lot of completely untrue things that are conveyed so effectively using those speaking skills that a lot of people take those falsehoods as truths. This is where the most important part of being a real decision-maker comes in, being fully read up on the issues. 

Talk in my own school on a political level is often something to behold, when you ask why somebody holds the opinions they do, you often get a lot of stuttering kids lost for words when they try to answer that question. Sometimes, people hear things from people they assume to be smarter than they are and simply accept it. 

“Who am I to question the man on TV?” you may be wondering. Well, the answer to that is simple, you are, and I am, and so is everybody else. 

To get a real idea of what’s going on in the political world, you have to take things for yourself, get the real scoop from the mouth of the person actually trying to get the power to take his/her rhetoric to real world law. Watch debates, watch what they say, how they say it, who they say it to, and when they say it. Comparing all it of together is the only way to get the real facts about what a person supports. 

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