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"You Never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."- Bob marley
When I look out my window, I get a sense of recognition and home. I know that I belong there, and that I will always remember that view. I remember that windows' view as what I looked at when I was sad and upset, when I was curious, when I was happy. Everyone has windows, I think. But not all of them are simply windows. They are objects that mean a lot to the owner, but maybe not for anyone else. They are, in a sense, "windows" to the soul. My window(which is an actual window) makes me feel at home, and lets me remember all of the times I have looked through that window, whether I was upset or happy. Mad or excited. Calm or tearful. For me, my window hold memories. How about you?
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
The article "A Lincoln Preface" describes the life and death of Abraham Lincoln, although it does not describe every detail. This story first talks of his death, then goes on to say who opposed him, including several famous leaders and newspaper. This story also tells about what he did as a response to several peoples' disrespect and/or questions. It also goes into how the Mississippi River was disputed over, and how Lincoln believed that a river couldn't belong to two different countries. It also says that he suspended several death sentences. The story describes how even though many people didn't agree with him, he did what he believed was right and what was best for his country despite the negativity. He knew that he couldn't make everyone happy.
The story also talks of his friendships, such as his one with the King of Siam. The king gave him great gifts, and Lincoln wrote thank-you letters. The article also talks about Lincoln's grief over his dead son, who was called his best friend. Lincoln's life is described as like the book of Job in the Bible, which is about Jobs' challenges from God. His life was hard and challenging just like Job, and he always had others going against him. Eventually, he was killed because someone didn't like him. No one can make everyone happy, I guess. But Lincoln tried his best, and that's what is important.
This work refers to President Roosevelts' first inauguration speech, as he said that the "only thing to fear is fear itself." This article continually claims that fear is a fog, and that we must be clear sighted, as Roosevelt was. This article also is a review of the speech by Roosevelt, and continually refers to that as well. This article is very similar to the message of the speech because of this very thing. I learned from this article that Roosevelt always tried to tell the truth and didn't try to sugar coat anything, making him trustworthy. This article also shows me how true Roosevelts' words are.
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This address was meant to comfort the people as well as show them that the truth will always be there, that they can't hide from it. He also talks of what has cause the depression, and how he will try to improve things for the people. I learned that you can't let fear overcome you, and that the truth cannot be avoided without the solution being avoided as well. A very important lesson, if you ask me.
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The "I Have a Dream" speech talks about how thing needed to change for blacks during that particular time. It also spoke of how Dr. MLK Jr. dreamed about a time when everyone was equal and there was no discrimination among people. This speech is one of the most famous ones in history for a reason. It radiates determination and shows how he believed in what he was saying. I learned from this speech that life isn't always fair, but there will always be someone there to fight agains injustice.
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This personal essay on hip-hop showed what it was like when it first became popular, and not the music and style we know today. This selection shows how hip-hop changed the culture and lives of young adults. It also showed what the author wanted young adults to think about and do in their lives, and how these thoughts and actions affected her. I learned that hip-hop wasn't always the way it is today, and that it affected teens much more than I thought before.
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