Confrontational Limits By Shauna Singh Baldwin Summary

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Through the parallelism that the writer Shauna Singh Baldwin portrays to us in conjunction with the confrontational limits being placed ahead of her as she matured. Barriers by that time had been set by her and those who had a part to play in their role of the upbringing of Shauna. Shauna states in the second paragraph, the tedious repetition of human existence through parallelism, speaking on necessary and commonplace tasks we go through our daily lives. As budding human beings, we contribute to our hinderance of our success by taking on artificial barriers, often for no purpose or by blindly following cultural norms. We bear to say words like "Oh, I can't do that because I am just not good enough for it". We still manage to have recurring …show more content…
I recognized the environment I was brought up in, and that being me was not a particularly desirable thing to be. I would constantly seek for much approval from my peers and my family. Even to this day, I am yet at liability for it. I crave recognition, and when I don't get it, I put myself into danger for just a crowd of laughter from redundant individuals who in the long run wouldn’t generate appreciable change towards my well being. I adopted the believe that I was not good enough due to past blunders and breakdowns, or commonly experienced an I vs everyone else confliction in my life. I've reached low places where I had a presumption of the unimportance of myself. I had concluded that because I was not the status quo, I was nobody. I also believed that to be in the status quo you had to first pass their generic exams, and I …show more content…
I have always had a dream to do it all, and I still do. There are days when I just want to give it all up for a normal life, but something just pulls me right back and I believe that thing is passion. My dream is to impact change into people's lives. Like the late Gandhi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." I want to make such a dramatic change that I truly am ready to go through that true sacrifice to effect change, especially in these moments of times of need. And I know that it requires a significant position in this static hierarchy we humans have mentally structurally built. I truly, wholeheartedly agree with Shauna as I have been through some of the challenges presented in this speech, that come with nurturing a talent or passion for

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