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Word of the Day: Nonchalant

Word of the Day: Nonchalant

By Syretta Jones

Nonchalant – Unconcerned, indifferent, careless

Sometimes in life people tend to act nonchalant about things they have true passion for to impress the people in their current surroundings. There is an episode on the TV series Lincoln Heights where the main character Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer, offered a young man that was being released from jail a chance to attend what I believe was a dance academy. The young man was too embarrassed to act interested in front of his boys and laughably declined the offer while continuing to get in the vehicle with his “friends”. Not long after that his friends decided to rob a store and he became involved in their criminal acts. He tried to inform his friends about the cops coming and they ran off and left him to defend for himself. To make a long story short he shot at the same officer, Eddie Sutton, that was trying to help him escape the streets but because of his careless attitude to impress people who obviously had a nonchalant attitude about him, he lost his very own life. Upon his last few breaths he informed Eddie about his interest in taking him up on his offer. In the end, he really did care. Think about your attitude, and ask yourself are you being indifferent about something you have a deep passion for and why. It’s time to live out loud. Don’t be afraid to care, don’t be afraid to have concern and don’t be afraid to be different because when the clock stops ticking, it will be too late to act.

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