I love when Peter Sellars talked about how if you are scared in your life you will not live your lif

I love when Peter Sellars talked about how if you are scared in your life you will not live your lif

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I love when Peter Sellars talks about how if you are scared in your life you will not live your life to the fullest. This just reminded me of the time when I was in middle school and felt scared everyday because violence was so prominent in my school. I remember not being able to take school seriously, not being able to enjoy class because I felt scared that I would be ridiculed for participating in class or being an overachieving student. In my school meritocracy was endorsed and originality was highly critiqued and even punished by fellow peers. I know what it means to be afraid in a place where fear is
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Unformatted text preview: supposed to be non-existent. Right here in our own hometown, students go each day fearing that they should not fully express themselves, so we put a faade, a mask to cover up the truth and lie about who we really are. I believe this is something the system endorses, that we be like everyone else. That originality and creativity is already predefined by the successful. That they are successful and we are not. However, after listening to Peter I understand more fully that we are in full control of our lives and should not live everyday in fear but embrace life and...
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course PSYCH 129B taught by Professor Kupper during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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