It’s Not the End Yet

It's Not the End Yet

Elena Wasserman, Staff Writer

The stress of school, the pressures from friends, the worrying about colleges; as teenagers our brains are filled with what is supposedly right and the thoughts of we should be doing at this point in time. Everything seems to be going wrong, and absolutely nothing seems to be going right. You get back a test in an AP class and see that you’ve failed it, again, and the world feels like it’s crumbling around you.

At this time in our lives, all we teenagers can think about is getting the grades our parents will be happy with, hanging out with the right group of people, and getting attention from the guy or girl that everyone is falling head over heels for. But what if you aren’t getting a 4.0 GPA or you’ve been single since middle school? Does that mean that you’re doing something wrong? Does that mean that nothing will ever go right? Until about 12 hours ago, I felt it too. But after watching the new movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, I didn’t feel so alone, or lost.

The movie’s theme was directed towards people in their later years, but really the theme relates to everyone, especially teenagers. The recurring idea that “everything works out in the end, and if things haven’t worked out, then it is not yet the end,” was probably directed towards the elderly people in the movie as well as the older portion of movie-goers who saw it, however the film touches the hearts of people of all ages.

It gives a feeling of hope to ones that feel lost or like they have nothing left to live for. The life you want to live isn’t handed to you on a silver platter and most of the time it’s not even the life you were expecting, but it’s your life, so all you can really do is live it to the best of your ability and trust that everything will work out in the end. I dare you, fellow Matadors, to take a step back, take a deep breath, and trust that everything will work out for you  in the end, and if things haven’t worked out then you know it is not quite yet the end.