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  • Okemos, Michigan, United States
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    I believe that variety is necessary for a healthy life. We are told that “variety is the spice of life.” I think it is more than just that. My parents always told me, and still tell me, that variety is needed for

    I Believe That Variety Is Necessary For a Healthy Life

    I believe that variety is necessary for a healthy life. We are told that “variety is the spice of life.” I think it is more than just that. My parents always told me, and still tell me, that variety...

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    • John, thank you for your fabulous This I Believe essay. Variation has an important role in determining how healthy or enjoyable our lives are and I like that you use personal examples to back up this claim. You mention music and how listening to the same song over and over makes it less special and you start to lose interest. I also like how your piece gives advice for how the reader can live a better life. You show that doing a variety of exercising, eating a variety of foods, and enjoying various kinds of entertainment can lead to a healthier and better life. I also like how you called variety the “main course” at the end. Great job with your This I Believe essay and I enjoyed reading it.

    • Dear John:

      I am impressed with your poem, “I believe that variety is necessary for a healthy life” because I did not know or understood the importance of eating different kinds of food, or the benefits it had on my body.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Exercise is almost as important as eating. If you don’t exercise you can’t burn off calories that you take in.” I think this is considerable because you are also talking about the importance of exercising and eating well ,how doing both things help you stay healthy.

      Another sentence I loved was: “To live a satisfying life, a person needs to enjoy various kinds of entertainment because life becomes less enjoyable when you do the same thing over and over again, even if you start off enjoying it. An example of this is listening to music. I really like a few different songs, but after hearing them over and over, they don’t have the same effect on me. They are not as interesting or enjoyable. This is true with movies and sports and many other things. Variety in entertainment is important.” This stood out for me because you try to convince people by persuading them,and also give people ideas in how to stay healthy and at the same time stay a little relaxed and not stressed by work.

      Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me.One time one of my friends tried on looking up in the internet on how to stay healthy but also how to be relaxed and not stressed, fortunately we did find something that helped her to stay healthy but it was not easy to find things that could help her because back then not much people wrote about how to stay healthy.

      Thanks for your writing.

      I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I feel like you would help a lot of people with what you know.

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    Hi Scott, I agree with a lot of things in your post, like the importance of justice and equality. I would say that justice is one of the top three values that Americans can have. The problem is that I think that it is impossible for there to be complete justice. America doesn’t have the greatest past like you said, and I think that whenever g…Read More

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    One of the most important values that Americans have is protecting the environment and animals for future generations. When people think about conservation in America, Theodore Roosevelt is someone who many know

    Conservation in America

    One of the most important values that Americans have is protecting the environment and animals for future generations. When people think about conservation in America, Theodore Roosevelt is someone who many know to have made a large impact on...

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    • I thought that you had a good article, and I agree that we as a society are making improvements in the way we live for the benefit of the environment. One question I had was what is causing lake erie to have a lack of oxygen for the fish? You also said that protests cause the government to intervene, but how does the government intervene?

    • John,

      You used a great job of seamlessly incorporating evidence into your piece. I agree that conservation is a very important topic of discussion in America. Something I would do if I were you is that I’d put more emotion into your piece (look up the pathos persuasive appeal). Overall, I think this was a very well-written piece. Also, maybe you could include more about what each individual can do in their everyday lives to help support the push for conservation in America.

  • I really liked your writing, some people that I knew gave up on achieving something like becoming first chair in band or orchestra because they didn’t make it the first time. Then they practice less and less until they eventually just quit, and they could have easily gotten it if they worked harder. It is by no means easy though, It doesn’t come…Read More

  • Hi Nolan. I think that the laws that we have in place now about equality do what the founding documents say about all men created equally. Even if it is impossible for true equity and for there to be no racism (as long as there are differences between people, I think there will be) I think that the documents we have are good but some of the people…Read More

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    The most important American value is freedom of speech and belief. Since there is separation of religion and the government, it means that even if a majority of the country believe some things to be right and

    What are the main values we share as Americans?

    The most important American value is freedom of speech and belief. Since there is separation of religion and the government, it means that even if a majority of the country believe some things to be right and others to...

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  • Bella, I think that people are born selfish, but can become unselfish as they grow up. If you help others just because it benefits you, that is still selfish. You are born with the instinct of self preservation, which can actually be bad for the benefit of the species in many situations. I think there is also an instinct that tells us to help…Read More

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