The Quote

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Katarina Riley
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Mrs. Marburger
3-27-13
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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe-

This quote to me means that everything happens for a reason and it is sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad. I think that this quote says that Everything that happens in one way or another has a direct impact on who you are. How you look at and react to everything that happens around you goes into defining who you are, and the outlook you’ll have on life.

Some people were always meant to be together, and never change. Other people change constantly, never giving enough time for a bond to fully develop. If the person you love now is different than the person you initially met, it becomes easier to let go, to move on. There are some people, and you’ve met them, who’ve had the perfect life. Everything has always gone right for them. A good number of those people are usually unhappy. They may put on a happy exterior, but when you get to know them, you find out they don’t appreciate anything that they have. Everything has always gone right for them. You look at them and think how lucky they are. They look at themselves and think they’ve been cursed. They can’t appreciate what they have because it came too easy. They’ve never had anything go wrong to make them appreciate what they have.

Experience teaches us not to trust anyone, until they have proven themselves. It is mainly by trusting everyone, and getting lied to enough times, that you learn. If you never experience lies, you begin to trust everyone. In the end you become gullible, a perfect victim for con artists. Sometimes, when everything seems to be going perfect, they suddenly fall apart. Your resolve...
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