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I believe in God. I believe God will be with us through everything that happens to us and he will always be right next to you wherever you are. I believe God loves us unconditionally and will give us hope, love, grace, peace, and acceptance. I believe that he will forgive us for any wrong we have done because of his unconditional for us. I believe God will provide us with what we need. I believe that God has a good meaning for everything that happens to us.
I believe life is a journey. The long road makes us wiser, the wrong turns make us stronger, and the unexpected bumps bring us awareness. I believe that life is a great gift from God. I believe you should value and respect life. I believe God gave us life so that we can live the life he gave us to the fullest. I believe we are all special in our own ways and that if we combine all our talents and gifts we can make a better world to live in. I believe that we can all make a difference, even if were just a kid, if we put our hearts and minds to it. One quote that really inspired me is written by a girl who is my age, 14, named Abby Miller. This is what she says, "I'm just a person, a kid, there's not much I can do because I'm just a drop in a sea full of people, but every drop added can start a ripple which can start a wave of change. No matter what the outcome is we will always be that drop that starts that ripple that creates that wave that will reach so many people beyond our vision, so what's a better time than now to start our wave?" This quote really inspired me because I think a lot of kids including me feel like since we are just kids we can't make a change, but this quote really says that we can make a change no matter how old we are.
I believe that friends are a big part of everyone's lives. I believe that friends are as close as family is and that friends are one of the greatest things in life. Friends will support you and believe in you and be there whenever you need someone. I also believe that you should choose your friends wisely. I think that you should choose friends that lift of your spirits up everyday and not bring you down and make you change who you are for them. I believe that friends influence you as much as anything or anyone can. If you choose a friend that does bad things and puts down people you might follow them or get use to being around them so much that you start doing what they do too. If you choose a friend who does good things and loves life you will likely be a great person too. I believe that one of the greatest things about friendship is that no matter how different you guys are they are always there for you and accept the fact that you're not exactly like them.
What I make time for in my life are family, friends, joy, laughter, happiness, kindness, God, and music. I believe music can bring us all together as one and bring joy to life and awareness to things. I believe life is to short and that we should live it while we can and live appreciating everything we have. Since life is so short I believe that we shouldn't make times for things like bullying and crushing other people's dreams. I believe that we are human and we all make mistakes but that we have to forgive each other and enjoy everything until the end of our life.
I believe that all people are given the chance to be good. Some people take it or some people leave it. I believe that what we do is our own decision so if some people become evil it was their own choice and they have the choice to turn it around.
I believe in education. Sometimes I'm not a big fan of it but that's normal for a kid. I know that if I try hard it will pay off. I believe that our lives ahead of us partly depend on education. Education helps us with life. Education pays off by helping us with getting into good colleges and then getting a job and starting a family. Teachers will inspire us and help us to reach our dreams.
God's greatest gifts in my life are my mom adopting me, my dad, my sisters, my niece, and my friends. I believe God's greatest gifts to everyone are grace and forgiveness and everlasting love.
I believe everyone has a right to say what they believe, practice any religion they want, and that we each can make our own choices whether right or wrong. I believe that we choose our paths on our own. I believe that having a good reputation is very important, but that you should stay true to yourselves and not care what people say. I'm not perfect, none of us are, so that means we will sometimes care what people say and think about us, but if we think leas about what people think about us and more about how we feel about ourselves we will live a much happier life.
I don't want to critique any part of your essay specifically but talk instead about the kinds of things that are liable to end up in one's philosophy of life if one is not self-critical. We call the bits of wisdom or pseudo-wisdom that we encounter most frequently in life clichés. To call a statement a cliché is not to say anything about the truth of the statement; some clichés are true, some are false, and some occupy the grey zone between truth and falsehood. I use the word "cliché" just in the sense of that which is often repeated. The problem posed by clichés for writers is that they are the things that tend to come first to mind (just because we are exposed to them so often) and they tend to appeal to us on account of their apparent truth content or profundity (if they didnt appear like clever statements to us and if they weren't appealing, they wouldn't become clichés in the first place). But it is a general and good rule that writers should avoid clichés. One reason this is a general rule is that clichés do not represent the product of our own critical thought. Again, when we use a clichés, we are using that which comes first to mind and which has been used by countless writers before us. We end up speaking someone else's thoughts with someone else's words. This makes life easy, because thinking for oneself is hard, and inventing new ways of articulating thoughts is hard, but anyone who wants to become a good writer needs to choose the difficult path, find her own voice, and actually speak her own mind. The fact that doing so is a challenge might be underscored by the fact that my previous sentence ended with three clichés (choosing the difficult path, finding one's own voice, speaking one's own mind). Like me, you have a tendency to resort to clichés. As a reader, then, I feel like I've read your essay a hundred times before. There is a hardly a sentence in it (beyond those devoted to giving specific examples) that I have not encountered before in some form. What you say about God, family, friends, education and so on is just what thousands of others have said before you. You haven't given us your philosophy of life, you've given us THE prevailing philosophy of life. I feel as though I've learned about what fourteen-year-olds in general believe, not about what you as a unique thinking being believe.
Let me emphasize what I said at the outset. To call a statement a cliché is not to call it false. I don't mean to suggest that you don't believe the things you say you believe. I do mean to suggest that there is no evidence in this particular essay of your having critically examined any of your beliefs. And I also mean to suggest that what is likely interesting about you is what is left over in your mind after you have exhausted all the clichés. The essay I would like to read is the one you would write now, once you're done repeating what everyone else, more or less, says. So instead of revising your essay, I think the most challenging and productive thing you could do is write a completely new essay in response to the same prompt without using any of the ideas or sayings that you have used in this essay. If you do that, please come back and share it with us.
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