Nothing This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 14, 2010
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“Nothing” by Kalliope Carson is a funny story about how most of us have big plans for our summer and then end up doing nothing. Sometimes doing nothing is the best activity we can do.

This story is sort of a metaphor for life; sure you plan to do a lot, but plans are just that – plans, ideas. They have no substance or reality until you follow through and make them real. Sometimes life isn't about filling up your time with “fantastic firsts” but stepping back and watching. Just doing nothing can be great and give you real perspective on life. Kalliope shows this in her narrative.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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513rjs513 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm
I can relate to that also. Jfw514 said at times he/she feels like life is passing him/her by. I can always say, I feel that way all of the time. If i'm at home on a Friday or Saturday, I will most likely use that quote. I have also learned that life isn't always about fantastic firsts. That you have to sit back and watch sometimes. I guess you can say i'm a road runner. I always look at others and see how they're always doing something, and I want to do the same.
Jfw514 said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm
I can relate. I always feel as if my life may be passing me by. Especially during summer. I compare myself to doing "nothing" with someone who seems to have a more interesting life. I always plan a list of events that never happen. When summer seems to be getting better, I notice school is right around the corner. 
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