Dear Central Sage,
Sometimes, I'm just not feeling fired up. What am I suppose to tell Mr. Patterson?
Dear Feeling Meh,
If you are not feeling fired up just tell Mr. Patterson you are not feeling fired up. I’m sure he’ll find a way to fire you up more. If that doesn’t work, try eating at a snickers bar because you’re not yourself when you’re hungry©. It's okay not to feel fired up, take a break, prop your feet up on the desk for a while, I'm sure he won't mind. Or maybe try something physical. It could be anything from just standing up and walking to doing a tik tok dance. RENEGADE. It could also be your point of view on things right now. Did you just fail a test? Did you just get stuck in that one girl bathroom stall that locks you in? Start looking at the bright side of things. Maybe you can retake the test or do better next time, and maybe try hopping over the bathroom stall. If you are still not fired up or still have not even told Mr. Patterson then try writing him a note, or maybe stick to emailing due to the whole global pandemic. Personally, when I am not feeling fired up, I crank up the song “What Makes you Beautiful” by One Direction. After that I'm automatically fired up and ready. Another great way to get fired up is to, “fake it till you make it”. I don’t think anyone would tell the difference to be honest. Maybe eventually after acting like you are fired up you will believe you are fired up, and then you won't even need to tell Mr. Patterson. Also, try sleeping more. Despite Central Magnet belief, it’s actually important. Surround yourself (6 feet apart) with people in your class who are pumped up and maybe it will rub off.
The Central Sage
Dear The Central Sage,
I don't know much, but one this is for sure...I'm definitely in love! But the problem is I don't think he likes me back. He doesn't even seem to notice me. I have him in my class but still it's like I don't even exist, and yet for some reason, I can't get him out of my head! I want him to like me, but how? I don't want to risk embarrassment or rejection. Any advice?
A Student in Love
To A Student in Love,
If you really want to get the attention of your crush, find a picture of his house and show it to him! That always works for me, although for some weird reason they never seem to like me back, but there is no doubt that they are aware of my existence! Just kidding…please don’t do that. On a real note, unless your crush is kind of a jerk, they aren’t going to straight up reject you the moment you start talking to them. Just bring up something natural, like maybe you need help with a question and they seem to know what they are doing. Even if he does somehow find out you like him, you shouldn’t be too embarrassed. He will probably be happy someone likes him, even if he doesn’t like you back. So don’t be afraid to take risks, it was just Valentine’s Day after all!
The Central Sage