At first I was going to make my first post something deep and truly insightful about highschool. Yeah, like that happens. Then it was brought to my attention that many of my peers don’t really understand what teen angst is. My whole purpose of this blog is to share insights into the world of an all-girls, Catholic, yet open-minded high school and teen adventures in general. So to kick this party off, Wikipedia explains the word angst as “Angst is usually a nondirectional emotion.” How true is that? To get more in depth in Wikipedia, “Angst is an English word for fear or anxiety (anguish is its Latinate equivalent, and anxious, anxiety are of similar origin). It is used in English to describe an intense feeling of apprehension, anxiety or inner turmoil. A more ‘hip’ definition from Urban Dictionary is “When teenagers, for any number of reasons combined with their hormones and stress from school, get depressed.” Not as witty or sarcastic as you would normally expect from Urban, but hey, it does the job. But let’s be real here, all of the people that could possibly read this, take a step back and examine those times when you feel blahhh. Do you lash out at someone? I know I do….
Ok let’s start a weekly challenge. OK?? *waiting for audience response*…no? Alright, challenge yourself for a week to examine your emotions before getting mad at someone. If you aren’t mad at that person, smile at them to make sure they aren’t confused. If you are mad at them, smile at them anyways. It’ll throw them off their game. You’re welcome 🙂