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PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 August, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 August, 2006, 12:00am

Stop teen drug abuse

I think the first step in combatting drug abuse among teenagers is education.

Schools should arrange for experts to give talks to teenagers. Then students will learn about the dangers of drug abuse.

Teachers could also get their students to debate topics related to drugs, such as 'Drug abuse affects more than academic performance'.

Parents can also help by paying more attention to their children.

The most effective way of instilling the right attitude to drugs in teenagers is through society.

Cheng Choi-ha

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

Learn good values from world leaders

In May, Pope Benedict XVI attended Mass at Krakow. In the sermon afterwards, he made an unforgettable speech.

There was one line which I always bear in mind: 'Share with the other people of the world the treasure of your faith'.

This sentence is a tribute to John Paul II.

I think it should be the ultimate goal of all people. The majority of us are selfish and unwilling to share what they possess with other people. Yet, John Paul II did it.

He spent his whole life making people happy and cheerful, and teaching us to be more thoughtful, considerate and compassionate.

I would like to learn good virtues from him.

Li Yi-hung

Lam Tai Fai Collage

Work hard to avoid disappointment

Recently I was concerned that I would not get into the class of my choice. But, I was pleased when the result was announced and I was placed in the eight-subject art class.

The majority of Hong Kong students who are promoted to Form Four know which class they will be entering.

Some students don't get their first choice and are disappointed. But even if you feel demoralised, you still need to work hard or you will regret it later.

Don't put your future at risk because you are disappointed.

Betty Tsang Wai-yan

Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

Little dog a big surprise

I think it's amazing that Midge, a Chihuahua-rat terrier mix is a drug sniffer (Young Post, August 1).

The police usually large dogs as drug sniffers, such as golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, and German shepherds.

I think it's great that such a little dog could get such a big job.

She is really lucky, although she may not think so as it must be a tiring job.

Yuka Miyake Stay positive and life will be good

August 2 was a stormy day in Hong Kong. But I still went with a big group of 20 or so friends to the beach.

We carried soft drinks and lots of food which we had prepared for the barbecue.

Most people would have been put off by the weather, but it meant little to us.

We smiled in the rain, laughed in the wind.

We also once had a barbecue at a friend's home when Typhoon Signal Three had been raised.

We overcame an unfortunate situation, and ended up having a great day.

We can all be happy most of the time. It depends less on the problems we face and more on our attitude. If we keep ourselves positive, nothing will stop our happiness.

Ronald Chan

Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College

Creativity is the skill of the future

In this age, what is crucial? Money? Obviously not.

Knowledge? Also wrong.

I think creativity is, as it can build the future.

A hundred years ago, people wouldn't have believed that you could fly anywhere around the world in less than a day.

But now, we can take an airplane and travel wherever we like. This is because of creativity.

Here is another real example. I created my English name, 'Juson', two years ago. It means 'King of Pigs' in Chinese.

It belongs to me and me only. It represents my style. I think all teenagers should use their creativity to build our future.

Juson Tong

Don't throw litter out the window

I'm writing in response to the letter, 'Be considerate and don't throw things out the window' (Young Post, August 3)

I am agree with the writer. A long time ago, I lived in a flat on the ground floor. Every day, many people threw the things out of the windows.

They threw out anything from tissues to paper, books to underwear.

Passers-by also made a lot of noise, and the traffic made the air polluted.

We had to find somewhere else to live.

Cheuk Ting-chu