Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Test of Life

All teenagers know about tests. I will be sitting my Mock GCSE Exams next week, and I have been up to my ears in homework and revision. That's the thing with academic tests: you get to revise. And if you don't do as well as you'd hoped you can resit. This hasn't always been the case, as my mum and dad often remind me about exams being easier than they were and how they had to pass first time or else! 

The test of life however is different. You can't revise, you can't resit. Everybody has one chance to get it right, just like in my parents "ancient" exams. So what are we being tested on? I believe life is a test to see if we will perform well enough and do what is needed to return to our Father in Heaven.

For this reason I believe it's very important to live every day to the full, and do whatever you can to make your life and the lives of those around you as great as they can be. Also, I believe it's important to have fun in life, as someone once said: "Don't take life too seriously; no-one gets out alive anyway." 

And in the words of the great philosopher (well.. sort of) John Lennon "Life is not a rehearsal."

So get out there and have some fun!


My name is Jacob Teal, and I am 15 years old. My dad and sister are both bloggers, so i have decided to give it a try. This blog will contain my thoughts, feelings, and general ponderings. Another bit of information about me that will probably become obvious through some of my posts is that  I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormons.

As "Mormons" we are counselled to be a record keeping people, and this is the best way I know to keep a record. I have tried to keep a journal, but there is something very unappealing to me about putting pen to paper. I hope to do better by using a keyboard! In this blog I will post my thoughts, feelings, and general ponderings.

I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I hope to enjoy writing!

P.S. If you are wondering about my unusual name, it comes from The Book of Mormon, in 2 Nephi 7:8 which says:

"And the Lord is near, and he justifieth me. Who will contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is mine adversary? Let him come near me, and I will smite him with the strength of my mouth."