Siandhara Bonnet

Life can be found in even the most secluded places

by Siandhara Bonnet, Editor-in-Chief

Hiding, staying hidden, from the cameras, from interviews, from the opposite side of the world. Hiding from moments that could be good, from things that are scary and new. Hiding, essentially, from life.

It’s not a good thing. We as humans aren’t meant to hide. We aren’t meant to live life alone and away from all other things and people. Yes, solitude can be good and personal time is important for sanity, but hiding isn’t good.

We are supposed to go out and live, especially in these teenage years, they’re the only ones we get. It isn’t necessary to completely immerse yourself in high school culture, still stay true to yourself, and don’t do anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing, but don’t not do something because of fear.

So often are people excluded and left alone simply because they don’t look like they want to join in, but inside, perhaps they do. It’s a basic human desire to want to feel included. But it takes both parties to make an effort for that to come true.

Fear shouldn’t prevent a person from doing the things they want to do. Yes, it may be scary to get out and try new things, to come to your own and live life the way you want to, but it would be so worth it just to be able to look back and see all of the fun things you did. A person can still be safe and make good decisions while having fun, it’s possible. They just have to find what they’re comfortable with.