What Does Independence Mean to You Essay

  • Reflective Essay About Independence

    I do not choose independence. I never have, never will. Instead, I am embraced by it, and I am forced to accept it for what it is. It has become a burden, but one that, should I choose to abandon, I will lose the right to hold myself to every belief that I currently follow with great sentiment. I do not like who I have become, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. All of this, because of independence. The bulking sword that it is can be wielded by the mightiest of oral warriors to a large extent; to persuade others of a cause, to make enemies tremble in fear, to prove their worth. And yet, when in the possession of someone that isn’t deemed worthy of this endowment, it loses all of it’s power. And yet I continue to wield it. Maybe because of pride, maybe bitter resent, maybe because It’s all I know. but either way this weapon that I bear on my back never leaves me, and likely never will. I describe independence as a weapon not because of it’s immense power, but because of the difficulty curve that it requires to be properly handled. I had and have spent the vast majority of my life in a pseudo-solace, and based on the -relatively- little interaction I have had with people in the past, that interaction being present to witness discussions between classmates, browsing various widely used forums, or even talking with people I considered friends, they all consider themselves ‘independent’, only to all end up saying the same things but in with a different mixture of words and…

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  • How Independent Is Independence Essay

    How Independent IS Independence? The United States is considered to have one of the best constructed governments on Earth. Unlike many countries, all citizens of the US get their own set of rights along with a sense of protection and tranquility. There is a reason the Star Spangled Banner ends with “O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?” (Key 8) Along with our freedom, we are known worldwide for gaining independence from one of the greatest armies and navies of the time, Great…

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  • Free Summary: Boucher Vs. Me

    have listened to Boucher, would we be the United States today? The United States would have never been, and we would still be under England's rule. Jonathan Boucher believed that being under England's rule was God's plan. He said that every man should obey the government because that is what God wants. He says that when Christians disobey ordinances from the government, they disobey God as well. My question to Boucher would be if that was true then why so many English did people flee England for…

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  • Youth Culture: Transition To Adulthood

    life and the way in which they have unity via similar sharing norms and values. Youth culture has notable differences from older generations, and is often associated with the idea of being a period of time in your life that transitions you from child to adulthood. Or, as the functionalist Eisenstadt phrases it, it is the transitory stage in which children transition to adulthood. It is also important to note that the ideology surrounding youth culture is distinct from the idea of sub cultures,…

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  • The United States, Independence, And Declaration Of Independence Vs. Constitution

    Abraham Lincoln, clearly describes one of America’s main duties, which is to not interfere with the Constitution and uphold the Constitution. But as you look at what America is doing today, you will find that the that the United States’ government is not doing such a splendid job at upholding the principles of government established in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. It is debated across the entire United States, by not just politicians, but by the common man also, whether the…

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  • Why Do You Want To Declare Independence

    Right after America declared their independence from the British, the government also included Americans right to pursue happiness as one of the most important privileges. This promise has not been kept because it does not seem that Americans are happy today. Even though happiness is not a gift that the government can give to its citizens, it is up them to step out of the way and allow its citizens to create their own happiness. Americans have to fight to pursue their true happiness. This is…

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  • Being An Adult Essay

    know what others have experienced. Also in school systems there are children who act out a lot because if what is happening in their household. Most of the time how you act in public is reflected upon what occurred at home. More so, some parents teach their kids that whatever happens in the house stays in the house. Therefore, teens have a lot built up inside that they are afraid to share. This then leads them to having a lot of issues and they soon begin to feel like they have to be an adult,…

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  • Theme Of Freedom In Jane Eyre

    Independence is a state of solitude, self-determination, and freedom that everyone will crave at least once in their lifetime. During the 1840 's, feminism was beginning to spread, yet it was still a struggle for women to obtain independence, especially for those who truly wanted it. Charlotte Bronte 's romantic fiction novel, Jane Eyre, is named after the main character who encounters the same conflict as the majority of the women in her time period along with experiencing love. For some…

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  • The Importance Of Independence In Boston Public Schools

    What does it mean to be independent to you? What first of all what does independence even look like? Being independent comes in different shapes and form for everyone but what does it look like for Boston Public Schools? Boston Public High School cuts students short on independence. Choosing when and how students learn certain things, forcing one 's body to become accustomed to when it 's time to eat and when it 's okay to use the bathroom. Being independent is being able to take any situation…

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  • The Influence Of The Declaration Of Independence

    On July 4th, 1776, the Unites States of America officially declared their independence from Britain. The path leading up to that day was wrought with previous wars, boycotts, colonial taxes, massacre’s, and the first continental congress meetings. These specific events contributed towards the convening of 50 representatives from various colonies to declare independence. All the colonies frustrations, unalienable rights, and freedoms represented in one document. But do these rights and freedoms…

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