Reflection Paper About Moving To America

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Moving to America, at 14 years old, was my biggest challenge because I found it hard to adjust to life in a new country. The food was different, the people were hard to understand, the school was strange—it was like another planet. The difficulty fitting in made me miss England constantly, and I found myself longing to return. After a few months of failing to adapt to my new setting, I started to curiously learn about Buddhism. I read a book written by Steve Hagen titled “Buddhism Plain and Simple,” and found that some of the teachings spoke directly to my situation. Hagen explains the glaringly obvious, yet heavily overlooked, fact that nothing is permanent. With our lives constantly changing, if we are not ready to adapt to alterations we
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