Life Does Not Have A Title

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Life Does Not Get To Have A Title
As time passes, the question remains of whether or not our lives are predetermined or if we get to choose our own destiny. The question of whether or not God or any other power in the universe has already made plans for us, or if the outcome of our own decisions will shape our lives. Every single person starts off with a certain position in society, and has the opportunity to grow from that place and become the person that they are meant to be. Fate and freewill will be constant no matter what one does. Through my own life, I can relate to Santiago’s experiences, as in the beginning of his journey he questioned whether fate or freewill was enough to fulfill his own destiny.
My experience is rather unique compared to the typical American teenager. I was born in the United States, but raised on the Portuguese islands known as the Azores. I graduated from the local high school in Sao Jorge, while technically having dual citizenship. Being raised on an island, people see my life as living in paradise. However, they do not know the struggles I have gone through, and missed out on many experiences that people in the U.S. take for granted. Being born in the United States and taken to Portugal as a young child by my parents, I never really had the opportunity to do what I really wanted to do: to choose my own path, to live by my own expectations, and have my own goals. Last year, I realized the high school on the island didn’t meet my expectations.

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