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Allegiance

Growing up in America, every morning in school, all the kids would turn, place their right hand over their heart, and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Of course, as a child, the Pledge didn’t mean that much, and we usually garbled up the words as well. But even though I didn’t understand the words, or what I was saying, I was aware that America was my home country where I would grow, learn, and make friends.

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by definition

It’s interesting how we define ourselves. Usually it comes down to race, religion, occupation, gender, and status. And each of those categories come loaded with additional meanings. For example, by saying that you’re Chinese, people assume you eat with chopsticks, are good at math, and know kung fu. It’s not always the case, but stereotypes and preconceptions add definitions to your words.

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wrath

I think people’s idea of wrath has been slightly misconstrued. What I mean is, I think people associate wrath with anger. Now on one hand, that makes complete sense. After all, according to the dictionary, wrath is extreme anger (and by extreme anger I don’t think they mean extreme like drinking a Pepsi Max). No, I think the problem comes from how we understand anger.

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