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  • Dear Sloane, I agree with your claim about personal beliefs being separated from the government because it would have a lot of influence on how laws are made and just things around that. The overall message of your post was to the point and I clearly understood what you were trying to say. Yes, Americans have the freedom religion, press, speech,…Read More

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    In Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng, a woman named Bebe Chow gives her child away fearing she cannot afford to care for it. Shortly after, she gets a job and is financially and emotionally stable. She comes

    What Is Family?

    In Little Fires Everywhere By Celeste Ng, a woman named Bebe Chow gives her child away fearing she cannot afford to care for it. Shortly after, she gets a job and is financially and emotionally stable. She comes back...

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    • hello Rachel
      This is a great story on how import family can be for us and that it’s hard to make the right choices when it means loosing someone for that.

    • Hey Rachel! I love your Article! I believe family is very important and that it should be put before anything else. I think it doesn’t matter if it is a parent, cousin, sibling or friend that you are closest to, but you should surround yourself and be yourself around the people you are closest to. I believe you should be grateful that you have a family or someone that cares for you and watches out for you because some people don’t have that. I think your family shapes who you are so having good relationships with them and being able to talk to them about anything is a really awesome thing. I feel like for your book the biological mom went from not being able to support and then all of a sudden thinking shes ready to take care of her and I think that is only half fair to the child. There is a family that will love and care for the child and give them a good life and it seems a little selfish to want the child back. I understand if you can’t support but it is a huge decision to put them up for adoption. I think the child should have a right to know who mom is and maybe at that point decide to go back but I feel like the mother isn’t ready yet. It happened too fast to believe it.

    • Hi Rachel,
      I liked your article and how you approach to “family” from different ways and different meanings. I also agree that definition for “family” can change from person to person. You can also check this website: https://family.lovetoknow.com/about-family-values/meaning-family.

    • Hi Rachel,
      I loved the fact that you looked at the word family from different viewpoints. Family for me is a group of people I can be myself around. My family makes me feel comfortable. Would you recommend another book that is centered around the meaning of family? Here is a link to another article about the meaning of family, https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/past-issues/summer-2014/what-family which I hope you will enjoy reading.

    • Rachel,
      You made me want to read this book! You’re discussing a topic that I think we often take for granted. We don’t talk about the complications of family enough. Especially when it comes to ideas like biological vs. adoptive family. I like how you’re thinking about these ideas in connection to your book. Good job!

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    When thinking about American culture, I think about what Americans do everyday and what they’re accustomed to. Many Americans have jobs and have to attend school. Sadly, that does not answer the question. What i

    The Components of American Culture

    When thinking about American culture, I think about what Americans do everyday and what they’re accustomed to. Many Americans have jobs and have to attend school. Sadly, that does not answer the question. What is American culture? American culture...

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  • Lauren, the concept of what it means to be an American is very well explained in your piece. I too, sing the national anthem with respect for our country and the line about the flag still being there is a line that shows we very well deserve our independence. It is amazing that women can have jobs just like men and have the same opportunity to…Read More

  • This post was very inspiring and it basically changed the way I think about other people and why they choose to be mean to others, thanks 😉

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