I believe in equal opportunity throughout the world. I believe that all people in the world are created equal, and that their morals are the only thing that matter. As religious affiliation, ethnicity and gender shouldn’t play a part in how people are to be treated at all.

My belief that everyone should have equal opportunity throughout the world has been most influenced by my mother . My mother, has been and continues to be the biggest influence in my life.  She does this everyday through her constant input, help, and knowledge, as well as her actions. I remember when I was kid, she told me that I was lucky. Lucky to be raised in a family with a steady income as well as growing up in a country with so many opportunities. As I grew up she reminded me of the multiple things that I had to be thankful for. My mother made me realize that not everyone on earth had the opportunity to an education like mine, or just in general the opportunity to succeed. My mother has shown me that not everyone has had the same opportunities that I’ve had, that equal opportunity isn’t something that is reached in today’s world. The belief that she gave to me is, that everyone on this earth is created equal, and should have the same opportunities and privileges that everyone else has. No matter ethnicity, gender or religion. She’s told me that morals are the only thing that should matter as well as actions. Around the world people are not given equal opportunity because of their gender, ethnicity and religion. I believe in the future we will be able to achieve this ideology of equal opportunity for all.  An example of the real world struggle with equal opportunity is with President Trump’s travel ban. This is someone objectifying a whole group of people based off their religion. The president in doing this is not giving people from those countries the same opportunities that other countries have. Which for some is just finding a safer place for their family to live. Also another example is how women in places around the world, especially in the middle east, aren’t given the same opportunities that men are given in society. This is the singling out of a gender by not giving them equal opportunity as the other. To conclude I believe that everyone should be given equal opportunity no matter gender, ethnicity, or religion. As that their morals are the only thing that matter as do their actions.

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October 4, 2018 2:32 pm

I agree whole heartedly with your statements above. I really appreciate how you made a personal connection to the topic, it makes your argument more personal and easier to connect to. This statement, “As religious affiliation, ethnicity and gender shouldn’t play a part in how people are to be treated at all”, is something I believe most people around our country are forgetting at this time in our history. The only question that I have for you is how do you think we can get people to be more open minded and change this society that we live in?

October 3, 2018 1:43 pm

This is a lovely piece. You did a wonderful job at diving into a heavy topic and making it personal at the same time. I liked the moments of reflection on your own life, and how you discussed your mother’s influence on you. The points made on equal opportunity were presented very well, and your use of examples perfectly accompanied them. I liked how you said “morals are the only thing that matter as do their actions.” This idea is overlooked by a lot of people, creating a foundation for inequality in the world. This piece reminded me of “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, which illustrates a world of obvious inequality. I truly enjoyed this piece and am excited to see what you write next.

October 3, 2018 1:52 am

This is a very well written and meaningful peace of work. My parents also tell me to be thankful for what I have, as they grew up with very little, and they understand there are people who had even less than they did. The idea of equity in opportunity is an important idea as well, and the examples you used highlighted that. The autobiography “I am Malala” is a similar, first-hand look at this inequality in certain places in the world. I look forward to reading what you write next.

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October 2, 2018 12:01 am

I agree with your points about equal opportunity and i really liked when you talked about your mother influencing you. I especially liked this quote “My mother made me realize that not everyone on earth had the opportunity to an education like mine” I liked this quote because you called attention to ignorance and how to avoid it.Your post reminds me of i book i read called “children of the river” in the terms of opportunities being given to certain people but not others.I enjoyed this post and i would enjoy reading more about your opinion on equal opportunities.

October 1, 2018 2:56 pm

I completely agree, you have a very good valid point that all people should be treated equal not matter their race, religon, ethnicity, or even physical shape. It is inhumane.

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