The Death And Rebirth Of Failed Philosophy Essay

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At no point in my life have I held the position that I knew everything, but I always felt secure in whatever understanding I had come to. Some challenges I’ve faced is how each perspective I’ve gained has been, and probably will continue to be, wrong. There’s always a piece of information I haven’t considered or even known, but in the destruction of my past selves is not a harmful process, it’s the very reason I have grown and learned more rightly the way the world is. The first example of this death and rebirth of failed philosophy I can remember is my struggle with the written word. It is that first experience that gave me the acceptance of failure as a necessary part of eventual success.
When I was in 3rd grade, I was diagnosed with a list of issues but I wasn’t a participant in the process. I got counseling and special diets, programs and other compensations. But I didn’t really know about them, I was told I had Asperger’s Syndrome immediately but it took a while for my parents to tell me I had other particular conditions. When I was younger I struggled with English, especially spelling. I remember doing flashcards for hours, hating the supplementary practice. My family tried mnemonics and other memory tricks so I would study vocabulary with my mom. The salmon sheets of my English class’ tests were torture to my younger self. I felt like it was a personal failing that made reading and writing so difficult. I was absolutely confident that I was incapable of doing well…

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