External Influences On The People Of Syria

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Have you ever taken the time to look around you at your surroundings? Or taken a moment to reflect on the experiences you have had that have had a big impact on your life? Have you ever thought about the fact that they could affect and shape the person that you are? That the only thing making you you, is your experiences and what you are exposed to everyday? Well, you may not realize it but this is the case. Everything around you and your experiences impact you, shape you and make up the person that you are.
We are all shaped by the world around us (our experiences, what we see, hear, and do) in one way or another. In his TED talk, Julian Baggini said, “ There are all these things, like beliefs, desires, sensations, experiences, they’re all
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Some examples of this are government, education, events, ideas, media, etc. These impact who we are and the person we come to be. In Syria, war is a major external influence in their lives. The people of Syria are impacted tremendously by the ongoing warfare of their country. It has caused them to be strong, courageous, and to persevere despite everything. They have had bombs dropped on them, they have had to flee their homes, they have lost their families, they have lost everything. But still they continue to strive to keep their children alive and to try and make a better life for them. One little girl, Dania Amroosh, has gone through a great deal of trauma and experienced things that no 7 year old should have to experience. ”Five months ago, Dania and her family were sitting in their home in Aleppo, Syria, about 60 miles south of here, when a bomb dropped from the sky. Her grandmother, aunt, uncle and two cousins were killed instantly. Another cousin lost his legs. Dania was mangled.” Despite all this, Dania survived and she will live on to tell the tale, but she will be permanently shaped by what has happened to her. This experience will now be a part of who she is, forever. External influences, good or bad, are a major part of our lives and making us who we are whether we like it or
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