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Do Good Things Come In Small Packages? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Kathryn K., Scituate, MA


   Whoever said good things come in small packages never tried living in our society. I am a female a little under five feet, and it is not easy to be a short person in this world. There are many things that taller people take for granted. Most people do not have to think twice about driving a car, yet small people do.

Due to my height I have to sit rather close to the steering wheel in order to reach the peddles. Okay fine, so I have to drive a car with a seat that will move close enough to the peddles in order for me to drive. That really isn't the problem, but when someone is that close to the steering wheel, it can be dangerous. Air bags are supposed to help save someone's life, but if you are short it could destroy your life. So you say fine I'll just get my air bag removed and that will solve the problem, right? Wrong, that is against the law.

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