My American Cred

Posted by Alexis D. Arizona
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Individualism is one of the keys to being a true American .

My American Creed is to stay true to yourself and don’t change for someone else. Individualism plays a huge role in everyone’s life. It makes people who they are and in some ways makes them different. Being different is okay , not everyone is going to like you or like what you’re doing but that doesn’t matter as long as you know it’s what’s best for you. Express yourself by doing things that you love or even the way that you look. As long as it makes you happy and allows you to show off how you are that’s all that matters. Sarah Vowell once said “ we are flawed creatures , all of us. Some of us think that means that we should fix our flaws, but get rid of my flaws and there will be none left.” shows that without our flaws or messing up nothing would really be there no personality or anything. Our society now really covers up individualism and it’s more of a problem if you stand out and express yourself . Which that should never be a problem , you were made how you were to be different and everyone should have at least something special about them that makes them who they are . Differentiate yourself from others , create a greater look for yourself and just be different . Learn to stick out in a big crowd so that you’re able to become notice and not just be labeled as one . There’s no problem with being who you are as long as you yourself like it , if someone else is forcing a different perspective of yourself on you don’t let it happen , nothings going to make you happier than being yourself and not caring about what anyone thinks . “Individualism is what makes cooperation worth living.” says Henry Ford , showing how being yourself can make life worth it and everything that you’re doing by yourself can make you overall happy . Just trying to be different is able to make things better and makes some sort of statement , it can cause happiness and just relief in being able to express in a positive way . Also Deborah Tall said “ Individualism and mobility are at the core of American identity.” explaining how having individualism and having mobility is what makes a true American . Overall , individualism plays a huge part in being an American and helps determine you who you are. 


Published on May 15, 2018
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