Reflective Essay: Diversity In The United States

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Diversity is something that I believe is very important in any situation. Without diversity, people would be too similar. Diversity makes people who they are. I am a 14-year-old soccer player who moved to California after living in Massachusetts for 5 years, is have over 50 first cousins all of which are from Massachusetts. Not one other person in the world is the same as me. I think diversity represents the fact that people are snowflakes, not in the sense that people are weak or fragile but that no two people are exactly the same. My siblings who come from the same family are in no way the same as me. I have traveled to places near and far, not one city was the same as another, not a town, not a country, they were all diverse.

Although people are very different my version of diversity is not a struggle like some people have to deal with. As I mentioned before I am from Massachusetts, moving to California really made a large difference in my life but nothing I couldn’t handle. I come from a
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Education has always been a primary focus for me. I was always participating in extra credit projects and assignments just to continue learning. However, I was raised as an athlete, nothing brought me more joy than kicking a soccer ball. I tried various different sports like softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball but none of them were as good as soccer. I have been playing soccer more years than I have been in school. Not only are education and sports a big focus for me but also working the hardest I can. I have always heard the stories of people whose lives could have ended up horribly if it wasn’t for their hard work and perseverance. Lastly, something my parents taught me to do was to always do what you love and go after what makes me happy. I have never done anything because my parents wanted me to, I have learned to follow what I love and work hard to achieve what makes me

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