With time comes wisdom


Alonzo Ramirez Navarro, Staff Writer

In life you will come to learn a lot about what you value. Everyone values different items or ideas based on their experiences. Throughout my four years of high school, I have realized what is the most important thing to me. I believe time is the most valuable thing ever. It is something that you may not be able to physically see but it will never stop existing. 

There have been many times where I have said to myself, “I wish I could go back in time.” I found myself saying that a lot in my last year of high school because with time comes wisdom. I now know what decisions I should have made in certain situations. You cannot see the future so you do not know what positive or negative consequences will follow your decision making. 

It never really hit me how fast high school went by until I was looking at my time capsule that I got in AVID. Especially after reading the letter I wrote to myself as a freshman. It is just insane how much you can change over time. High School has taught me to value my time more. It has taught me to spend time on things that matter and not waste it. I will no longer live my life with regrets because that is a waste of time.

Living in the past can be overwhelming at times since you are overthinking every little thing. I had regrets these past couple of years, but you just have to live with it and move on. I had a good four years, but when I look back at my time at West there are a lot of positive reflections. High school taught me to spend your time as best and as wisely  as you possibly can.