Inside a Paris-ite’s Mind
As a young woman of Paris, Texas, this is a great town if you let it be. That said, I am deeply saddened by all the young “children” that have passed on in these past few years. Even though these are accidents that may be caused by recklessness and synthetic drugs such as “Lovey Dovey, and “K-2.”
Almost every child that has died due to an automobile accident, I have known in some way or another. I believe it is my job, to help people remember that putting that seatbelt on can save your life. This past week, there was an awful wreck where EVERY rider was ejected from the vehicle. I don’t know the specifics but there is talk that alcohol played a role. If that is true, I don’t recall any of them being of the legal age to drink. These parents will be going through an awful time and should all receive our support by telling you the readers, to pay attention. Racing another vehicle down a highway or drinking and driving may seem fun. But is it worth losing your life or your friend?
When I was in high school, I lost a friend every year, and it was all too soon. Seeing my fellow classmates, and their families’ cripple over in their guilt and tears from reckless accidents was very hurtful. Since my graduation I have lost friends and this time drugs are at the root. It needs to stop.
These synthetic drugs are not good for your body or for your emotional state of mind. I am sure that everyone will agree with me that these issues are beginning to be too much for this town. Deaths that result from reckless driving and drugs aren’t supposed to happen. As a town, I think we should help instill safe driving and drug resistance into the next generation and into people around the community.
Drinking and doing drugs is not glamorous; it doesn’t make you cool or make you more friends. Not real friends anyway. A friend is someone who should stop you from doing something dangerous that can lead to severe health problems even death.
It is our job to make sure our younger siblings, cousins, and children grow up with strong values. I know in every town and every year, it will always go on. But don’t you see that as a community we need to grow stronger? We just can’t turn a blind eye to these issues and hope they go away.