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Persuasive Speech About Freedom In College

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In life, people will always attempt to knock others down or try to discourage them. I believe that no matter how hard something may be for me, I can accomplish it. When someone tries to discourage me, I normally brush it off, but when the discouragement is coming from someone who is supposed to care for me, it can be hard to ignore.

Within the past 4 years, I have grown used to hearing the words, “Why would you want to be a music major?” “You are not going to make if far in that field,” or “Why would you want to waste your life on something so pointless?” And the truth is, none of this ever stopped me from believing I could do it, until I heard those exact words out of my mothers mouth.

In the middle of July 2017, I remember getting a phone call from my mother. It was around 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning and I was getting ready to go to a piano lesson when I answered the phone. After exchanging the normal “hello’s” and “how are you doings,” I was confronted with the question, “What are you going to do if you do not get into college?”

At first I just figured she wanted to know how I was going to be able to avoid student loans, but again, she asked a question, “Do you really think you are going to be able to get into a college music program?” I remember feeling my confidence being shattered and my hope for college drifting farther away every time she asked another question concerning my talent and love for music. The last thing I remember doing before walking into my
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