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They Don't Get It

Some people don't get that two plus two is four.
They don't get that they're broke because they've "quit smoking" a hundred times.
They don't get that friends don't have to stay if you push them away.
They don't get that denying and continuing an act cannot co-exist successfully.
They don't get that the alarm screams at them every morning because THEY set it.
They don't get that it's their fault.
They are to blame, not their parents, or their friends.
Them.
Because at the end of the day, the decision is theirs.
They can choose to say no as much as they can choose to say yes.
If they still don't get it, they need to take out a calculator and do the math.
Because two plus two, will always be four.

-- Elijah C.J., 9th-12th Grade