Essay on My Vision For America 's Youth

825 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
There are a lot of obstacles that we as America’s youth face, weather it is a problem we created or someone else’s doing. The problem becomes cumbersome when you retaliate in an ineffective way. My grandmother always told me “it’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” In order to change the direction of your retaliation to things you have to know yourself and be able to effectively articulate yourself. My vision for America’s youth is to learn their selves, be comfortable in their skin, and effectively articulate their selves to initiate change in their lives and the lives of others. Building a sense of identity can be very challenging as a young person with all the different types of influences you come in contact with. However, your identity plays an important role in how you act and react to things on a daily basis. Morals and values build character, they are guidelines for what you will and will not stand for. Peter Marshall once said “if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” I am a very strong believer of that. My mother was a straight A student and was very skilled at playing the piano. She was very easily influenced, she started doing narcotics when she was twelve years old, and had me when she was fifteen years old, as a result of these actions she was kicked out of my grandfather’s house. She did not finish high school, had been incarcerated four times, and has poor judgement when it comes to men. One of her men…

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