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Logan Salas
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:44pm
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"The which does not kill us makes us stronger." Said by Friedrich Nietszche, is a quote that I have identified with greatly for the past few years. My dad has been a football coach for my whole life, which resulted in attended three different high schools. Each school brought new friends, challenges, and lessons. At first it was hard to become comfortable with putting myself in situations that made me uncomfortable. I learned quickly that people, who have been friends since childhood, often aren’t open to welcoming in new people. If you can overcome those first few awkward encounters, people will begin to open up to you and accept you in.

During these moves I learned that if you can push yourself through hard situations, you will come out stronger than you believed you could be. How you deal with these situations is key to what their outcome is. Many people have told me that if they were put in my situation of having to move schools they would beg their parents to let them stay or fight with their parents until they said they didn’t have to move schools. However, after all is said and done, if I wanted to stay at my first high school my parents would have let me. I knew that it was in my best interest to go with my dad to his new school. Family is one of the most important things in my life, and I knew that my dad wouldn’t go anywhere that wasn’t good for my family and I. These moves have made our family stronger than ever because we had to trust each other every step of the way.

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” If you are always in comfortable situations, you are never going to become great at whatever you strive for. After having to go through situations that made me uncomfortable, I came out with life skills others my age haven’t been able to experience. For most college is the first time they haven’t been with the same group of people since elementary school. I’ve had four chances to get out of my element and meet new people. In the end, what I thought at one time was the worst thing that could ever happen to me, ended up making me so much stronger than I ever imagined.

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