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Control is Power Throughout my life I have had many experiences I have learned from some and not from others Learning from your mistakes is the only control you have on your life I have come to the philosophy that life is 10 what happens to you and 90 how you respond Many people blame their problems on other people and other things This is a waste of their time Not only does this not accomplish anything it can cause further problems An event in my life that has effected me greatly is the divorce of my parents It happened during the summer before my eighth grade school year This may sound weird but I still do not believe that it has happened Sometimes I have to be reminded about it I still love both of my parents and they love me We have healthy relationships with each other and live pretty normal lives There are a lot less cons to a divorce than one might think You spend less time with each parent and you have to travel more It is really not that bad Although I miss seeing my mother and father on a daily basis I try to enjoy their company when I am lucky enough to do so I have found that it does not matter what I am doing but whom I am doing it with I have pulled away from this experience that only I control how I feel For example I do not waste my time feeling bad for myself because of my situation I simply accept my current life as what it is and move on because time is something we all do not have enough of To really enjoy life one must set out their goals in front of themselves and not let anything get in their way While this sounds clich it is true If you really want something it can be yours It
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