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From the moment a baby is born that baby is molded in the eyes of their elders As the baby grows into a child many toys are given as presents and awards by the parents These toys shape the personality and future of the young child for better or worse Natalie Angier brings up the point in Drugs Sports Body Image and GI Joe that Some researchers worry that Joe and other action-hero figures man in minor fashion help fan the use of muscle-building drugs among young athletes even as doctors and sports officials struggle to emphasize that such drugs are not only risky illegal and unsporting but in many cases worthless in enhancing performance Through shaping our children like this we are leading them down a path that could give them a negative outlook on life However does this really have a huge effect on the thinking of a child I do believe that small things can affect an individuals life in a big way but anything can have an effect on somebody It depends on how you grow up and the way you perceive certain things Small things affect people in big ways such as friends and music but in this case the argument does not work because anything can have an effect on somebody and toys are especially driven to make money Friends have a huge impact on the type of person you become because of the tendencies and actions that come with being around them A friend can mold your life in a completely different way Most people pick up drinking and smoking from hanging out with friends and are trying to fit into the crowd In the poem Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy it shows how people can effect how a person thinks about themselves Piercy writes Then in the magic of puberty a classmate said You have a great big nose and fat legs The girl
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