An Unforgettable Experience At The Broken Places

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As one to have faced an unforgettable experience in which I was left completely (broken), I look back at the very (moment), and I see how the very (experience) moulded me and made me stronger as a person, providing me with a shield and armor to help fight all the future battles to come. I agree with Hemingway’s statement that, “the world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” My journey to this realization started off like this… Walking into a room, a new one, one with a sense of oddness, unfamiliarity, and seemingly distant. And before me, a pile of boisterous kids bunched together on an oddly vibrant carpet, the unfamiliar eyes peering with confusion, quizzically and with distaste like one who draws out a hair from fresh cheese. I was told to introduce myself, and doing so erupted a couple of subtle giggles from the pile of tiny heads before me. But this did not concern me, since it was my first day at this new school. What could possibly go wrong? I was horribly mistaken. A few days. A few days was all it took for the kids at the new school to form the conclusion that they didn’t like me. I would try to make friends and fit in but everyone pushed me away. And just as adding branches to a fire, I was doing well in school, slightly too well for the taste of others, taking the long held spotlight from a few students, fueling their hatred into flaming rage. The kids would make me feel inferior in every which way they knew. Their icy glares shot

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