Monday, February 22, 2010

School Spirit and cussing

I don't have any Odyssey news today. I do have news though. I decided to start my own message board. It's not much..yet, but if you go to a public school and would like to join come on in. The board is called  School Spirit.
Odyssey connection: Tonight I was talking with a fr...well a fellow boyscout. We were talking and then every now and then he'd spew out a few cuss words. Every time I would look at him and ask him not to. Then we got into a little argument. His point was that all his friends do it. He's gonna be on the football team, he said ALL football players cuss. My point was that if all his friends were to jump off a cliff would he do it? Then as an experiment I told him to skate on a patch of ice and he did. Then he wanted me to. I said just because someone tells you to do something you don't have to do it. You chose to when I told you to walk on the patch of ice, but I chose not to when you told me to. Just because someone else does something it does not mean its right for you to do. You have to decide for yourself whether it's smart or foolish, or even dangerous. This is similar to a lesson Danny learned in the episode All the Difference In the World. He felt that all his friends were able to do the fun things while he was left with the boring stuff because he's a christian. This acquaintance of mine will probably still cuss and still hang out with the people he does, but when he's with me I think he will start to censor himself.

Thanks for reading, this is Freddy Jay saying, "So long."

1 comment:

  1. That's really neat! I'm proud of you for doing that. Odyssey sure helps in a lot of ways.