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At a young age money, politics, or first world problems never occurred to me. Sadly, as I grew older all of these things hit me at once. From when I started my first job at fifteen, this thing called “taxes” took money out of my check. At that age, my mother showed me all of the bills she has to deal with such as, house payments, insurance, and car payments. My entire world was turned around on that subject. This led me to start caring about America's crises and why it's so stressful being an adult. After bringing a kid into this cold harsh world, this subject concerned me beyond belief. A flash of the real world hit me in the face hard. Starting with the little things, this is how the 2017 presidential election changed my view on this world and my world as well. In 2012, the presidential election was between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This part of my life seemed like a blur, as I can't recall lots of memories from that time period. Aside from that, one thing was prominent from that point in time. While watching the television the night of the election, I didn't pay close attention to it. Mainly because my twelve year old brain didn't care about the economy or America for that matter. After Barack Obama was announced winner of the 2012 election, a TV full of crying faces plastered across the screen. I thought to myself, “why are people crying over this ridiculous and overrated topic?” Not realizing that their world is changing due to the new leader. I look back at that

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