Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 7:02:40 AM
If your looking to have over a 3.5 or higher, are striving to run at a D1 school in college, and want to spend time with your family, where does raising a baby come into the picture? The answer is that it doesn’t. There are far more important things that kids these days worry about and are more intelligent in making their decisions. Most people are concerned more so about what college they want to go too and what homework they are assigned that weekend or whatever their sport may be. Athletes especially have to worry about practice daily and games or meets on the weekends and there simply isn’t enough time to make these dumfounded decisions. Most athletes barely have time for a social life, let alone raising a baby. Teen pregnancy has been at an all time low this year, in my opinion, because more people are preoccupied with what really matters. And take the time to process their decisions. Personally, doing sports has made me disciplined and has made me realize that if I want to succeed in life I need to be careful. I think that doing sports and being serious about them has been an ultimate cure for many befuddled teenagers who make careless mistakes. Also, working hard in school is really a great way of preventing teen pregnancies. Those who work hard in school are truly caring about their futures and want to get into college. With a mindset like this, a teen pregnancy is simply out of the question. It is evident that by distracting oneself with the things that really matter, teen pregnancies can be prevented. Considering they are at an all time low, this assumption seems to be true. If you want to get into college, or your working hard at a sport right now, there isn’t enough time to raise a child.