Chiari Malformation Analysis

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People hurt people; many of us have asked ourselves why this is a fact of life, is it because of intentional cruelty, carelessness, a genetic predisposition, or a lack of proper nurturing? In the lesson ¨Night¨ I learned a lot about Auschwitz. Auschwitz wich is also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau opened in 1940 in southern Poland. It was the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps, and initially served as a jail for political prisoners. There is a paragraph in ¨Night¨ that I thought was well related to the topic of this paper, it says ¨Around us, everyone was weeping. Someone began to recite the Kaddish, the prayer for the dead. I do not know if it has ever happened before, in the long history of the Jews, that people have ever recited…show more content…
I have had a few experiences with people being cruel because of our physical differences. When I was 9 I was diagnosed with a rare condition called Chiari Malformation. Chiari Malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal, it occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on your brain and forcing it down , because of this condition I have had to have several brain surgeries which of course left scars. I remember one time in particular verbal bullying effected my life, a few months after my first surgery, I was visiting with some friends and I had my hair pulled up into a bun, one of the girls I was with pointed at my scar and said ¨ that´s disgusting you need to cover it up no one needs to see that¨. I don 't know if she knew how much that affected me, but because of those few words I was so self-conscious I never cut my hair short, or let anyone see my scars even if they asked. I shouldn´t have to feel ashamed of something that saved my life, but because it made me different I was bullied by several people I thought were my friends.

¨If we could´nt feel hate how would we know what love is¨, this is a quote I found interesting, it made me wonder what it would be like if there was only love, most of our worlds history would change because lets face it almost all of our history is war and
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