Statistics

March 21, 2012
By torilynn400 GOLD, Poughkeepsie, New York
torilynn400 GOLD, Poughkeepsie, New York
10 articles 1 photo 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."
-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt


98% of high school relationships don’t last. That goes for college too. There’s a 50% divorce rate with Christian couples and a 48% divorce rate for everyone else. What scares me the most is that 98%. You bombard me with “what ifs” and your eyes hold fear behind your confidence. I ask if you mean that there’s a 98% chance we won’t make it. You reply, “according to the statistics.” I think for a moment before responding. I think back on all our conversations. This one is a change. I’m the one who’s supposed to be asking the “what ifs”. And now I see it, in your simple reply how much you don’t want to lose me. I think of something to say.
“Statistics are just numbers, just stupid numbers. Let’s be the 2% and prove statistics wrong.” I can imagine your smile and though you’re not here with me, it makes my heart beat faster. You reply, “I really want to be.”
“Then we will be.” I have to go now, but I’ll check Facebook before going to bed. Your status takes my breath away and I quickly make a status of my own. “Statistics are just numbers, just stupid numbers.” I click post and go back to your status. I like it and switch off my iPod. I burrow deep under the covers and smile as your status flashes through my mind:
“I want to defy the odds.”


The author's comments:
Just because everything he says makes me smile :)

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on May. 19 2013 at 7:11 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Great job!

on Mar. 26 2012 at 3:44 pm
torilynn400 GOLD, Poughkeepsie, New York
10 articles 1 photo 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."
-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thank you :) People say it's impossible but I don't pay attention to them because they don't know what we're feeling, you know?

on Mar. 26 2012 at 3:12 pm
AngelBaron PLATINUM, Dallas, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live. " -Jean-Paul Sartre

It's beautiful. My boyfriend and I hae been together for over 2 years now (in high school), and we've had almost this same conversation. Defy the odds my dear- it's worth the struggle.


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