My opinions on why it's important to look forward.

Majority of roses form bushes that grow by climbing over other vegetation. America says that this country is free, and everyone has equal rights, and equal opportunities. But the voices that should be heard are being climbed on. America has this vision of being all equal, but the fact is everyone has a memory where a situation that was not equal. The past is always in our history books, always in peoples minds. But people need the realise that, there is a reason why it’s called the past. Yes everything can not be perfectly equal now, but in later generations they will have this in their American history. We shouldn’t dwell on the past, we need to go on. We Americans need to focus on the present, so it can help our future. As long as you focus on where you are heading, where you came from is irrelevant.

“It doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you’re going”, says Condoleezza Rice. Condoleezza Rice was the 66th secretary of state of the U.S. She’s the first female African-American that did the secretary of state. She is also a American political scientist and diplomat. She was in office January 26, 2005- January 20, 2009. She has struggles like any other human being. But she looks to the future than the past.

If it truly mattered about the past then I would be stuck in a bad time. I grew up with a brother and a father. He had to teach me girl things because I didn’t have a mother to teach me. And sense my father had me and my sibling so early he had to sacrificed a lot for us. Where we used to live my brother and I stood from the crowd, because we were blond with blue eyes and freckled. We were targets of bullying because of our differences. But when I look at it now, the bullies must have a bad time theirselves. Everything happens for a reason, even if you didn’t deserve it. But it gets better, if you try your hardest, it will get better. That’s why looking to the future than your past is important. Your past taught you lessons, but now you need to teach others what you learned.

“ It’s Central to remember where you came from”, said by Measha Ferguson-Smith. She is a student in the seminar. Where you came from can be important, because that is how you learned. But there is a reason why came is in the past tense. Making the past your future, won’t give you any benefit. We need to move on, as people, as a nation. We need to look to the future, and not the past. The past is what other people did, and their mistakes are theirs. And we need to learn from them so we don’t make their mistakes.

In conclusion your past shouldn’t interfere with your, and other people’s future. What matters is where you are going in life, not what was going in the past. You should care for your future, because there are going to be generation’s after you, and it’s your decision to be a good role model or a bad one. Look where your heading, and do what you think is right.




Classen School of Advanced Studies Classen SAS 8th Grade English 2018

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