Cause and Effect
Everything in life revolves around cause and effect. From the adolescent school boy
throwing a baseball at a window and in turn receiving a spanking from his father to the greedy
furniture businessman causing deforestation in South America. Every problem, conflict, and
event can be explained by back tracking the cause of the effect and vice versa like solving for x
in an algebra problem. In turn, whenever something happens and people wonder how such a
thing occurred, all one has to do is look back and ask, “What “caused” this “effect?” My life is
no different; whenever I am baffled by the outcome of the events in my life I look back and trace
my many actions that resulted in the end result of my life.
I went into my freshman year of high school with high expectations after outstanding
middle school accomplishments in both the classroom and on the football field. Everything
started out great, my teachers treated me with respect based on my academic performance in
middle school and my coaches moved me up to varsity within the first week of football practice.
On top of my success in school and sports, my family was doing very w