Dare Essay

May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

This year in D.A.R.E. I learned how to resist drugs and violence. I also learned about the different ways that drugs effect your body and your mind. D.A.R.E. is all about making sure kids don’t do bad things like drugs, and giving into peer pressure.

We learned that 7% of eighth graders have smoked and we learned that 15% of eighth graders drink alcohol. I hope one day we can lower both of these percentages to zero percent.  We learned that there are five different ways people try to persuade you.  And on the other hand we learned five different ways to say no.

The five ways people try to persuade you are, one heavy, two friendly, three positive, four indirect, five teasing. The five ways to say no are, one  avoiding the situation, two strength in numbers, three walking away, four cold shoulder and five using humor.

These are important because it only takes one stupid mistake to change your life. The easiest way to quit it to not even start. Just think about it, why would you want to put nicotine and smoke and tar in your lungs? Don’t you want to be able to run a mile or half a mile when your forty years old? Well you wont be able to run or even walk up stairs without being winded because of how the smoke and tar effects your lungs.

Its always easy to start but its never easy to quit. This is what my dad pounds into my head everyday. My dad has smoked since he was fifteen and he has tried to quit more times than you can count on two hands. He always tells me not to smoke and not to do drugs.  I plan to listen to him.

I pledge to live a drug and violent free life. I will follow laws that are set because they are set for a reason and I will always make good choices about witch path I’m going to choose in my life.

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§ One Response to Dare Essay

  • sethv22 says:

    This is a great post Sara and I also am going to live a drug and violence free life. The five ways to say no is a great thing to teach kids because if not than what are they going to say yes no maybe we don’t know. Most likely though if we teach kids to say this than they will say no more often and quit saying yes because of peer pressure.

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