The Worst Taught Me The Best Essay

966 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Triggered by the ethnic cleansing policy in Bhutan, my parents fled the country. I was born and raised in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal. I still remember the nights in the refugee camp when we slept without eating anything because there was simply nothing to eat. Our family, like most others in the refugee camp, relied on aids provided by different humanitarian agencies. We also relied on the kindness of local people who would sometimes give us clothes. The clothes may have been used, but to us, it was more than we could have hoped for. As a kid growing up in a refugee camp, I was told that I had no control over anything in my life. Although I lacked the basic needs of survival, I did survived. My family helped me to understand that difficult situations exist in human life as a test of our commitment towards the future. I like the saying "what doesn 't kill you makes you stronger," because the worst experiences in life can teach you the best things you know in life. Our lives went on like this for years. My parents brought in some income to sustain us, but life was still a struggle. When I was very young, I heard stories from my mother about the horrible things that people were experiencing in Bhutan (and of course, even the refugee camp had its fair share of problems). Until I started high school, I didn’t understand that the way things work could change. Then I began to notice that other people who were living in the refugee camp…

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