10 Solutions To 4 Issues! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   The four issues I would like to discuss are: rape, alcoholism, racism, and homophobia. The first thing we must notice is that the causes are not the victims' fault. Alcoholics may be genetically predisposed to alcoholism. Many teens may not know their risk when they experiment with alcohol. Rape is an act of power. The rapist chooses who s/he wants to control. Homosexuals do not choose who they fall in love with (do any of us?). Many do not even like the fact they are gay. Then we have racism, discriminating on the basis of the color. How can we legitimately discriminate against people for qualties they did not choose and cannot change?

Solution One: Keep an open mind.

Solution Two: Accept people for who they are.

Solution Three: Educate and be educated.

Solution Four: Live and let live.

Solutions Five: Find some real sense of meaning in your life.

Solution Six: Know your roots.

Solution Seven: Be true to yourself.

Solution Eight: Either find something to live or to die for.

Solution Nine: Don't let anyone change or stop you from doing what you need.

Solution Ten: Never complicate life, or cause unnecessary pain ?

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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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 12 at 12:28 am
i love this so much!
katiebug06123 said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm
Very very very true , moore people need to understand this . Very good , keep it up (=
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