Essay On Life Is Made Of Choice

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Life is Made of Choices Look at a tree. What does it look like? It has branches, and leaves and a trunk, right? Now, think about one’s life. It also has branches and leaves and a trunk. The branches of one’s life are the events that happen in it. All of the events that give someone choices. The leaves are one’s choices. There is always another leaf, another choice. There is always the right leaf and the wrong leaf. Then, the trunk is one’s self. It holds all of one’s choices, good or bad. It holds all of the events one has experienced, good or bad. Life is full of choices. It is important to know that. For one to live their life to the fullest, they can focus on the positive. Someone can accept change, in one’s self and others around them.…show more content…
One could either focus on the positive of the glass being half full or the negative of the glass being half empty. Cole Matthews used to always look at the glass as half empty. He is the main character in the book Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. Cole is not a bad kid, he just made some bad choices. For his choices, he has been sent to an island by himself for a year. He has to learn to get over his anger and focus on being happy. In this book, there is a man named Edwin who is trying to help Cole. He takes a stick and holds it out to Cole, telling him that one end of the stick is his anger, and the other is his happiness. He then says to break off the left side of the stick, his anger, and to get rid of it. But, when Cole takes it off, the left side still remains. Edwin tells Cole that people spend their whole lives trying to break off the left side of their stick, but no one focuses on keeping the right side. On page 145, Edwin says, “Everybody carries anger inside. But also happiness. Those who focus on anger will always be angry. Those who focus on happiness will…” One can either choose to be positive about situations in their life or negative. They can either choose the good leaves or the bad
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