Forever Your Own Essay

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Before falling asleep, my mother used to tell me that I was the most beautiful girl in the world. For years, I thought that that was true and I would look in the mirror and smile the biggest smile ever. Growing up, I started doubting that because of what others thought about me. They thought I was wierd, strange, mean and hideous. When I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw that beautiful, jubilant girl but a depressed, lonely one. I asked myself if I would really let their opinions take over me and I convinced myself that they wouldn’t. Although I was always defeated by them. Do we really care what others think about us? Do we really give importance to what others say about us? We make ...view middle of the document...

Susan Julia Caraway. The girl she might have been all along.” What others say about you doesn't matter because they don't know. They don't know who you are. They are judging by the mask that you wear. The everyday mask that covers the real person. Though that mask causes problems, it's a shield which protects you. And as long as your mask doesn't fall, neither will you.
Judging is not a right that is given. It is an action which is carried out crossing limits. Limits which are invisible, though cause damage. What causes them to cross those limits are themselves. Usually, people that are considered bullies are those people that have external problems and that cannot control their anger. Even though these problems are serious, they have no right to make your life miserable to resemble theirs. No one should have the possibilty to take your feelings and destroy them because happiness is precious. As the Dalai Lama stated “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Therefore, whatever you do doesn't really affect other people but yourself. If you do something that is intended to hurt someone else, than that only hurts you. And as Plato claims, “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” While bad actions influence us and the ones around us, good actions can change the damage that bad ones have done. “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.” Pauline Phillips wants to say fight against bad using good. The fire will then cease.
When people are exposed to threats, they usually are beaten down. A threat could be when you are insecure. You are afraid of what lies ahead. When this happens, you are falling in a black hole, never to return again. Unless you gain the key that can unlock all the doors in your path. When people are insecure, they can no longer continue their normal life without being afraid of attracting...

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