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The journey into the future begins in a persons past The pressure and expectation to be a certain person can significantly change the individual you become The pressure may not seem like its important or impactful in a persons life but it can affect the future In the novel The Kite Runner we see Baba pressuring Amir to be a strong and powerful individual The burden of expectations set upon a person during their lifetime will shape them into the person they become I believe that young children and teenagers have constant pressure to be a certain person This pressure comes from many sources parents friends media and teachers Children and teenagers are having trouble discovering their own identity within themselves Children are told that they have to be a certain way and grow up to be the perfect person Men are told to be tough and masculine expected to support the family and be the main source of income Women are seen as being feminine expected to cook clean and raise children In this day and age thats not true I know for myself being in high school I have always felt the pressure too have straight As and to be involved around the school when in reality thats not the person I am My mom has taught me to be myself and as long as I try my best thats more than good enough I think thats where most kids feel internally conflicted They have these examples of the perfect student smart athletic a lot of friends and involved in school activities Everyone is different and we all dont have to like or do the same things In my opinion its about being who you are ultimately being good at being you In the novel The Kite Runner Baba pressures Amir to be able to support himself to be strong and independent to grow up to be
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