|This assignment was for the first day of school|
My daughter has a vivid sense of style. So it was natural when given the assignment to write about her philosophy ( loosely based on NPR's "I Believe" series), she would feel strongly about self-expression. Here's what she wrote:
I believe in expressing myself. If there is no question you should still answer. I think that every person has the right to stand on top of a tall building and shout: Hey world! I was here! (not literally). Do not let society and others around you mold you into what they want you to be. Only you know who you are. I started taking martial arts lessons a year and a half ago. Now, I am a little more than halfway towards my goal: Black Belt. Becoming a Black Belt is a mental, spiritual, and physical journey where I have felt like giving up. But I have kept going because it’s who I am.