It had never gotten that bad before. As I was trying to practice, I was distracted by the loud voices of my parents trying to overlap the other’s voice. My brother, three years younger than me, 8 at that time, scared, was crying, for he did not know what was happening. I, well, could not hold it. I understood what that fight could cause, and as tears came out of my eyes, I kept practicing, which taught me to be mature in hard and scary
I also saw many of my peers doing the exact same thing. I witnessed firsthand how procrastinating had made my life and the life of those around me so much harder and stressful than it needed to be. I have struggled with my bad habit of procrastinating for a long time and although it has gotten better, I still haven’t completely overcome it. It’s something that affects my life everyday. Not only that, but it’s a conscious decision I still choose most of the time.
Intro: Sometimes in life we are given a choice. Some make us happy, some we regret , and others are the most difficult decisions we will ever have to make. We all live our lives fully aware that at some point we will end up dying just like everybody else in the world no matter how much we avoid addressing the fact. You wake up everyday with the routine you have created for yourself, until you hit an unexpected bump. You have six months to live.
Then, he was always worried about everything around him, which also led him to his fate. After, another characteristic that led to Okonkwo’s fate was how he was always self-centered; everything had to go his way. Finally, the last reason that led to his fate was Okonkwo’s lack of acceptance; he could not take on something new. His fate all starts with his harsh childhood. The first reason that led to Okonkwo 's fate was that he struggled throughout his entire childhood.
It’s not whether you get knocked down; It’s whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi In every people’s life, we succeed, we enjoy everything we achieve in life. Either we won a raffle draw, beat our enemies on a computer games, won sporty games or finished our group thesis. But not all of events in our lives are all positive, we all experienced negative happenings on our lives such as we got bullied, failed a finals exam, got fired on our jobs, split with our partners, got rejected by our love ones, etc. Most of us don’t know how to accept defeat, we don’t know how to handle pressure.
Merriam-Webster defines adversity as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.” While many people encounter adversity daily, everyone approaches it differently. While challenging adversity some people fade into the background. But there are those of us who rise up to the fight and thrive in the face of adversity, we refuse to let it hold us back from living. My experience with adversity or difficulty began when I was very young. According to my mother, her pregnancy with me was normal and uncomplicated.
I started inflicting physical pain upon myself as a way to distract from the emotional turmoil I had been in for so long-- and it worked. Bringing pain upon myself cause me to not focus so much on what had been going on inside my head for so long, but unfortunately, this had not gone unnoticed. I wore long sleeves year-round so no one would know what I had been doing, but when it is 95 degrees outside and you wear long sleeves, people begin to notice. My mother finally saw the damage I had done and her response was “why did you do
Every word of this work sent chills down my spine, I could not speak, all I could do was cry. This novel changed me in a way no other work has ever done. It made me realize that the life I live, I take for granted. Every day I am able to wake up to a roof over my head without the fear of being ripped away from my home. Whenever I feel ungrateful, I look back at this book and pray.
On the other hand, it is good to identify the bad things we do to change and improve, but no one will ever be perfect because we are all human beings. “That’s for boys and you’re a girl, hey you’re ugly.” The victim, a person harmed as a result of a crime, accident or action. I was more than once a victim, but this experience harmed my life in so many ways and it is the time to say it. My experience was not one time but it was from the sixth grade to the seventh grade. The class it was going was P.E, my last class of the day, this boy would always tell me something about things about myself.
Looking at our daily, we daily fail in our achievement test, but usually a times come when we spark a success. And I had many experiences in my life like that. I am also getting know through my daily life experience also how failure can eventually lead to success. “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” ~ George Edward Woodberry Our old world history is full of success.
The Holocaust one one of the most meaningful, sorrowful and poignant events in all of history. Even though it was a horrific experience for millions of people there are things that we can learn from it to make our world today a better place. We can reflect on the things that have been done to millions of people and we can hear the different stories of their experience, but nothing can be as impactful of actually being there, experiencing those things. One of the most imperative lessons that we have learned during this unit was to be an upstanders and don’t let things slide by you even though you know that they are not ok. Being an upstander is not just saying no to someone or saying that something is not ok.