I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Even though it doesn’t always seem like what happened was a good thing, everything makes you a better stronger person no matter how bad the thing could h
Matthew, I enjoyed reading your article! I agree that everything that happens for a reason and that you don’t realize the full impact until it happens to you. I believe you come out of it way stronger than you went in. I believe things we go through are just bumps in the road that you will get through and you will come away with something you didn’t know before. I also have a story for you. I have scoliosis and I wore a brace for three years starting in 5th grade. I hated it at first. I thought it was the worst thing in the world. But then I realized with the support of my family that it is just a bump in the road and that I was faced with this challenge and can overcome it. I wore the brace over clothes, out in public and didn’t care who knew or who saw it. It is apart of me and and I am not afraid to admit it! I am glad your mom is a fighter and you can get through anything with the support of family and friends!
I really enjoyed your essay, it seems like you spent a lot of time on it. It is really well developed and really shows different aspects of American values. I really like how you integrate the sources you used into the essay.
I believe that there are many American beliefs and values but none are more important to the current common population then striving for the American Dream. The American Dream isn’t the same as it used to be, it h
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