“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, thought as a child, reasoned as a child. But when I became a man, I put aside childish things.” Even though it’s written in the good book known as the bible, it seems parents in American society aren’t willing to wait that long for such a transformation. Several issues are encountered on the journey to maturity. For me, the most arduous issue is an issue parents and teenagers are all too familiar with. “Did you clean your room?” is the question that plagued my mind before I would run attempting to catch the yellow bus. I had just moved into a new neighborhood, just 9 months ago. Nobody knew who I was, but I was determined for everyone to remember my name for the years to come. As a result of my ambition, I became active in three clubs and participated in sports throughout the school year.
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