Do you remember turning 21? I finally had the wherewithal and courage to apologize to my parents for how I acted when I was a teenager. Admittedly, I acted pretty spoiled. They were strict and did a great job raising me, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t give them a hard time. If I could go back in time and see how I acted, I’d be absolutely mortified.
I did volunteer work and got involved in many after school organizations, but my primary concern was making myself look good for college applications. There’s a stereotype of the average teenager as being self centered, rude, and bratty. They’re not children, but they aren’t quite adults either.
There are definitely many young people out there who disprove the teenage stereotype every day, they just don’t get the same amount of attention, unfortunately.
Garret Kalkus of Chehalis, WA is one such young person who went out of his way to help out another soul in need…
Garret Kalkus stayed by this dying dog’s side for hours to make sure he wasn’t alone.
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