Every Action Has Its Consequence


    In the 1600’s, Sir Isaac Newton taught us that for every action in the physical world, there is an equal and opposite reaction. During early years, many teenagers refuse to consider the consequences of their decisions. Teens usually tend to undergo trouble for foolish actions while they are in the classroom or halls. For example, the adolescent may disrupt their teacher or sleep during class which could result in a visit to principle’s office or a major drop in grades.

    Driving while texting remains to be a common action with the extreme consequences. Texting and driving causes more accidents annually than drivers operating under the influence of alcohol. The Washington Post proves that, “…more than 3,000 annual teen deaths nationwide from texting and 300,000 injuries.” When driving, anything can happen in one split second, and when drivers look away to text, the worst in inevitable. The driver loses control of the vehicle and they cause an accident that not only puts the drive’s life at risk, but also the other person’s life at risk. If, and only if, the driver lives, they have to face the fact that they caused a death, and face the family of the deceased. The driver will also be charged with some degree of vehicular homocide, serve time in jail, or pay a steep fine. Juveniles tend not to take into consideration the consequences of their actions or how it impacts theri loved-ones or the community around them.

Another action that comes with tremendous consequences is the use of drugs. Drugs remain common in adolescents, especially in high school, and tend to cause some type of cancer whether it be mouth, tongue, throat, and other bodily cancers. When drugs unnaturally increase in the brain, the teen gets the message that they don’t need food, sleep, or friendships as much as they need the drug. The American Addiction Center proved that, “early onset drug use stunts the psychological development of an individual, resulting in prolonged adolescence.” Because of this action, students’ grades, health, and relationships will drop.

Being involved in gang activity could result in bodily and mental harm to young teenagers. Many teens may not realize the impact of gangs or how common they are in their area, but, “5,541 gang-related homicide victims included in the study, 86 percent were between 15 and 34 years of age” (Source) This number is only increasing by the year. Gang activity can result in school failure, prison or death.

Life brings both positive and negative results to every action. Most teens do not consider the repercussions of their decisions, which can lead to their mental and physical downfall, and all that is needed is to analyze the situation before making any decisions.