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Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:34 AM by Jenni Ruggless
I look forward to the Pepsi Assembly every year. They are usually really motivational and they are something that I enjoy watching. During this assembly, people aren't usually bored. They enjoy what they are watching, and sometimes it really brings out emotions in people. This years Pepsi Assembly was about control. I think that it was a really good subject, and I honestly didn't think it was that big of a deal. The first subject was about controlling your words, and how they can make a difference in someone's life. The example in the movie was about how a young  high school girl got bullied and she ended up committing suicide. This part gave me the chills because I just can't think that iit would happen. Sometimes the things people say can be really mean and if it just continues I could understand how it could tear someone down. The second part was about being in control of your actions. It was about taking responsibilty in what you do and the good and bad choices that you make. This example was a senior girl in high school who traveled on a road her parents didn't like her on, didn't wear her seatbelts, and was texting and driving. A series of small bad choices led to taking her life. I honestly cried during this part because its never easy to think that something like this could happen to you or your friends. And it becomes really hard when you have already lost a friend to a car accident. The last part was about which way you control what happens in your life; you could either do nothing about it or make the best of it. This example was really motivational to me. A boy in middle had cancer in his bones, and he loved to run. The decision he had to make was to put a metal rod in his foot or to amputate it. He decided that he wanted to amputate it so that he could run and do something that he loved. I don't think that a lot of people would be able to be strong enough to make that decision.