The Scourge of Senioritis

Everyone knows that Senioritis is an affliction that effects many seniors, especially in the second semester. Essentially it consists of a general lack of motivation involving anything school-related. The general consensus that this is an incurable disease, however, is untrue.

The viewpoint that your education is ending with the coming of summer is a false one. To use the end of high school as a rationale for decreasing your educational effort is unfounded on sound logic. If anything, the thought that you will be entering an even more rigorous schooling system should motivate you to try even harder as this semester slowly winds down. It is in your favor to sharpen your educational sword as much as possible before you are forced to face off against the dragon of college.

Another point of motivation — something that should always exist in your mind — is the need to please your parents. As lame as it sounds, it is never pleasant to see the looks on their faces when you reveal to them your dramatically decreased grades. Also, if you’re planning on going off on your own next year, it will be more important than ever to be on their good side as you learn to see them as a profitable source of much-needed money.

Of course you should still try to enjoy yourself, seniors. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, or you may find yourself slipping into the cold clutches of the crippling and debilitating disease known as Senioritis.