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Francis Yango
Francis Yango
Education: Morristown High School
HomeTown: Morristown
Occupation: High School Student with Advice on Time Management

Francis Yango

"It'd be nice if a kid didn't have to worry about anything but high school when everything's pushed on us. The future tends to become more of a beast of burden than a bright path. I've seen my now-senior friends become wracked with stress because they want to do well so they can get into a good college. School's separated into two classes--those who care, and those who could care less. Those who care want to think about what they'll become and what they won't. It may grow into more of a phobia. Then there are those that work themselves ragged, and it's sad to see someone waste so much energy on school work. There's a point when you've got to get your mind clear and say, ‘Why am I doing this?' There's nothing worse than becoming scared of the future, or killing yourself over it, or even worse, not caring about it at all. Don't spend so much time with school that it stresses you out, and at the same time, don't become too sucked into social life. Think about what you want your future to turn out as and work towards that goal step by step. Figure out when you wanna chill and when you wanna work. Balance your life and you'll be fine."