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If I where to chose a single motif for my life I would say that itwould be forgiveness From a young age my father taught me aboutforgiving others and more importantly choosing your battles wiselyThroughout life we will have many conflicts with other people and it ishow we deal with these problems that defines us When I was young myfather taught me that not every conflict is worth getting into a fightover He repeated it all the time when we were at home because it was apart of his lifestyle I didnt really take to this idea until I startedhaving conflict with my friends back in elementary school I was taughtyou must first weigh the pros and the cons of starting a fight and thendecide whether you want to go ahead with it I have found in my lifethat many of the conflicts we have throughout our lives are petty andare not worth fighting over Many of the time that you lose friends itall start with a small disagreement over something that did not meananything significant to either of you This is why sometimes it can bebetter to swallow your pride at times and let others have their wayThis is only if it does not affect you in a large way When I was abouteight years old I was on a baseball team with my best friend Both of ushad the same favorite number My dad was the coach of the team so thatmeant I got to choose what jersey before anyone else I knew my bestfriend would want the number nine just as much as I would but I alsoknew that if he did not get it he would be extremely sad He would alsohave gotten mad at me and most likely would not have talked to me for awhile Before I chose my jersey my dads teaching came into my head Idecided that it wasnt worth the fight to have my
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