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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

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The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

The Student Voice of Forest Hills Central

The Central Trend

My word of the day: questions

A question mark for the thousands of questions that I ask per day.

Every day, my mind is flooded with questions.

I sit in class overwhelmed with so many thoughts and questions that it makes it impossible to pay attention to things I really should be paying attention to. I shouldn’t need to pay attention to the questions in mind because the questions don’t matter.

When I have one question, it just leads to another question, which ends up leading to more and more questions coursing through my mind that I can’t seem to stop. The questions about the future are what distract me the most. I wonder what will happen, but I’ll never be able to guess the answer because of the countless possibilities. The countless things that I know could happen are what worry me, but I’ll never get the answer until it happens. I’ll never get to come back and tell myself what happens. Instead, I have to just sit here and wonder. What is going to happen?

The fear and anxiety of knowing the truth is holding me back because what if I don’t want to know?

I have questions about the past that I wish I could know the answer to. If I just asked I could know, but there’s something holding me back from that. The fear and anxiety of knowing the truth is holding me back because what if I don’t want to know? What if I find out the truth and don’t like it? The questions about the past lead to the what-ifs and the whys. They lead to more and more questions that I end up overwhelming myself with. Do I want to know the answers? Do I want to know why?

I despise the innumerable questions because they’ll never all be answered. The number of questions grows every single day, and if I said them all aloud, I wouldn’t have enough time or breath to speak them all. Why do they have to remain unanswered?

I wish I could shout all of my questions out. I feel as though my mind will shatter if it’s filled with more and more questions as the day goes on. I can’t comprehend the things I need to know because of the hundreds of thousands of questions just wondering why. I would do anything to scream my questions to the sky. I want to get rid of the huge plethora of questions.

There are hundreds of things I wish I could know. Maybe if I had the wisdom, I would be able to answer some of my countless questions. Would more things make sense if I knew as much as everyone else? Would I have made a better decision or would I have done the same thing? Would I be able to answer more of my questions?

Throughout this column, I added just nine of my thousands of questions. One question I asked led to another. None of the questions I’ve asked can be answered, and I don’t think they ever will. I just wish I could get an answer.

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Addie McDowell
Addie McDowell, Staff Writer
Addie is a freshman entering her first year on The Central Trend. She is so excited to become a staff member, and can't wait to write more stories. She's wanted to become a writer on The Central Trend since the beginning of her eighth-grade year because of her love for writing and is so excited to publish some of her stories. In her free time, Addie enjoys listening to music, writing in her notes app, and hanging out with her friends.   Her favorite thing to drink: Slushies (specifically from Speedway) Her favorite season: Fall. The best part of fall is definitely the mini pumpkins. Her comfort Disney movies: Tangled or Mulan Favorite food: Watermelon

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