People Change People

How are people changed by their relationship with others?

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Sunny Studio. Digital image. Www.shuttershock.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2016.

Change In Heart

An easy gesture, like showing someone a new way to look, or helping them understand a difficult topic, can change the person receiving, the person giving, and the world they were looking at. This little girl may have an entirely different view on plants, or nature for that matter, all because one person gave their time to show them.

'Everything, Everything'

In the book 'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon, Maddie, a teenage girl who is literally allergic to everything which makes her on basically permanent house arrest, is given a look at a normal life. When Olly comes into her life, he gives Maddie a look into a world she has never known. "From the edge of space, I can see the whole world at once. My eyes don't have to stop at a wall or a door. I can see the beginning and the end of time. I can see infinity from there. For the first time, I want more then I have." (pg. 80) When Maddie met Olly, she got a new perspective on her entire life. Suddenly the things that were everything became nothing, and the things she never thought twice about became everything, including Olly.

'The Future of Us'

The novel 'The Future of Us' by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, is a classic book about growing together and misunderstandings. When Josh thinks Emma feels as deep for him as he does for her, he makes a move. Unfortunately not one that is awaited on both ends. This causes their friendship to drift apart. However when Josh starts to like another girl, it makes Emma think twice about how she feels about Josh. She thinks about the chance she had, and the chance she missed. "Josh is with Sydney now", I say firmly. Didn't you see them? If I had a chance with Josh, I missed it. No, I didn't miss it. I threw it away."" (pg. 332) Emma learns just how much she stood to lose in a friend like Josh. Luckily, they realize just how much they really do like each other before they are each swept up by others.

'The One'

In popular book 'The One' by Kiera Cass, has a stupendous main character, Lady America Singer. She shows many large changes as she goes through the palace and the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart. She is staying true to her character by playing the games by her rules. She is acting more and more like a princess, but is still acting and believing in her values. Maxon and America have stuck together through thick and thin, staying true to themselves and to each other. "Does it...does it repulse you?" Maxon asked nervously. "What do you mean?" "My back." I ran a hand down his cheek, wanting to leave him with no doubt about how I felt. "Maxon, some of those marks are on your back so they wouldn't be on mine, and I love you for them." (pg. 269) This quote just goes to show what they have gone through to be with each other and how it has taken a lot out of them, physically and mentally.
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Cass, Kiera. The One. Digital image. Goodreads. N.p., 6 May 2014. Web. 25 May 2016.
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Botha, Ilse. Love Lock. Digital image. Pintrest. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.
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Wedding Rings. Digital image. Virginiapublicradio.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.

People Change the Minds of People

Martin Luther King Jr. certainly changed the minds and hearts of people anywhere and everywhere. Through his entire life, M.L.K. Jr had fought against segregation for black Americans. He gave his time to causes throughout the U.S., trying to make people see the light. When he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech in 1963, he made people realize what was wrong and what needed to be wrong. He spent his life trying to get people to open their hearts and change their minds.
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech

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Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Speech. Ilya Gokadze, n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.

In the Real World

My grandfather has a unique way of viewing and discussing things and ideas. He thinks his way around a problem or issue. We might be debating something, and he will take my thoughts and flip them upside down and inside out. By the end, I'm not as confident in my opinion as I was at the beginning. He makes me think about a topic in a new light, to branch my thinking into something new.
Lee Brice - I Don't Dance (Official Music Video)

I Don't Dance

'I Don't Dance' by Lee Brice is a song about a man who is uncomfortable doing something or going somewhere, but will go through it anyway to be with his love. He is willing to do and be everything if it means he will be with her.

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Brice, Lee. I Don't Dance. Lee Brice, 2014. Web. 25 May 2016.