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Setbacks Steer Success Imitation is suicide. Young people fail to embrace their individuality in their first few years of high school; I was no different. But luckily, I developed a sense of leadership through a unique, yet challenging experience. This wasn’t easy, as I encountered hardships along the way that tested my new-found abilities. However, I wasn’t shaken by them and instead I further developed my leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and also developed a passion that I hope to pursue as a career in the future. At the start of my high school career, it wasn’t unusual for me to pass other girls in the halls and tell myself that I wasn’t going to be as strong, smart, skinny, or pretty as them. But one afternoon, I walked into my English class unaware that I was going to learn something that would play a fundamental part to saving my individuality. As I read the words from Emerson’s famous poem, Self Reliance , “
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