Forgiveness is seen as something that everyone deserves. I disagree. Not everyone deserves your forgiveness. I personally went through something and to this day I have not learned to forgive the people involved. Some things people do are not worth forgiving. Forgiveness can be used as a weapon in some situations. You have the power to forgive people and move on, or you do not forgive them and move on anyway. It is also a hard thing to figure out. How do you know that if you forgive them, they won't just do it again? And the answer is you don't know. You have to go off faith and whether or not you trust that person. Forgiveness is earned, not given.


Identity is something that is unique to everyone. Especially in this generation, individuals can identify as basically whatever they want to. It is special to that person. Someone’s identity is very special and unique. Their DNA, social security number, it is all unique and no one is the same. There is the rare occasion of identity theft. That is something very serious because it could potentially ruin a person's life. If you post things under someone else’s name or do things under someone else's name, it is a punishable crime because it can potentially ruin someone's life or career. Taking or misunderstanding someone’s identity is wrong and extremely disrespectful. Everyone has the right to feel comfortable with their identity. Identity should be cherished.


Love is something that almost everyone is capable of. Love is a luxury, not a privilege. You do not have to be loved or give love through your lifetime. One of the most important lessons I have learned in my life so far is that not everyone deserves your love. Do not give your love away freely because that is when people start taking advantage of you. Be careful who you love and who you give your love to. Love can also be very deceiving in the sense that people will use it to manipulate you into doing what they want you to do. When things like that happen it can leave very deep and big scars on people and mess people up to the point where it affects their future relationships. Love is a privilege, not a guarantee.


Power is something that everyone strives to obtain at some point in their life. Power can be the driving point behind people’s actions. Power to me means control over people or situations. I feel like power and control go hand and hand in most situations. Take the president for example or any type of leadership. People like that have such a huge impact on how people think and do things because of the power those people hold. People crave power. When there is someone in power that maybe you don’t like, you will crave it even more so you can…


Inspiration can be found anywhere, in anything. Inspiration is something I have really been lacking lately. Everyone needs to have their own special outlets for inspiration. My personal outlets for inspiration are reading, cleaning, meditating, and stuff like that. I have to be relaxed in order to find inspiration. There are many reasons someone might need inspiration. I paint so I may need inspiration for what to paint to what to do about a certain situation happening in my life. Inspiration comes in many forms and has been used for decades, daily. People draw inspiration from others to use for themselves. A life with no inspiration is a dull life.


I looked at this topic for a couple of days, trying to decide how I was going to go about writing this and convey my thoughts accurately. Trust could mean so many different things, there is no one way to write about it. Trust could lead to honesty or dishonesty. It could lead to the respect of an individual. It could lead to who would you rely on in a life or death situation. Trust is the foundation of many different things.

Trust stems from your personal beliefs about a person or a resource. Just because everyone else trusts someone…


Hope, I feel, is something that you can not live without. When something bad happens in someone’s life, you have to have hope that there will be better days to push through. Hope has saved so many lives and futures. As soon as someone gives up hope, their life can literally or figuratively end. They may feel like they have nothing to live for anymore because they no longer have hope.

So, to anyone reading this that is outside of my school assignment, keep holding on to that small ounce of hope that you have. There are so many things…


Something that is really important in today's day and age in the justice system. Justice is something that is needed to hold people accountable for their actions. There is so much crime in the world and we have to have a justice system so those people do not get away with their crimes. Justice is something that needs to be fitting for the crime or offense that happened. There are so many components to what goes into what punishment is fitting for those individuals. The justice system is in today's age is corrupt in many ways. For instance, the fact…


When hearing the word beauty the phrase that comes to mind is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. I find this statement to be true, what someone thinks is beautiful is not beautiful to everyone that sees it. This goes for pretty much anything, some people think the beach is beautiful and others do not like it and they prefer the mountains. Some people find the rainy and dreary days to have beauty and some people see them as sluggish days. Everyone has different opinions of what beauty is and it's standards. …


Respect is something that I was taught at a very young age. It was something that was expounded upon even more when I joined the military. Through my years I have learned that even if you don't respect someone, you need to act as you do in front of everyone else because they are more important than you are. Growing up I was always told that respect is earned but being in the military, there are some parts that are true, but most of the time you are forced to respect people just because they are higher ranking. An example…

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