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Nothing changes its all the same thing Our perception of how we see and understand things constantly alters and reforms Time and experience allow us to develop and alter these perceptions of people events ideas and even of ourselves This process we go through is called change Most of the time we are not overly conscious of this process occurring but nonetheless it does Along with this constant change humans seem to need a sense of stability and continuity There is a need for some things to remain the same giving us a sense of continuity We gain a sense of security from this ability to recognize the continuity visible in our past At the same time movement from this recognizable place gives us a sense of progress This constant interaction between the forces of continuity and alteration is what reveals to us the process of change Through the texts studied in Area of Study we come to see examples of how this process comes about and learn to recognize and value it So change and continuity we soon realize co-exist and are dependent on each other and reveal to us our own values Change is a process that is an important part of our lives It is important because one must learn to change in order to learn and as a result to mature In the novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta Josie wishes for the life of a rich Anglo-Saxon Australian whom she cannot see having a problem in the world Being a relatively poor second generation Australian with an Italian background causes Josie confusion The rules and regulations of her Italian background conflict with her life in Australia and constantly her peers taunt her about her identity She is perplexed by this thought and the only the solution she thinks of at this time is an escape from both cultures Ill run one day Run for my
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