Speech On Self Development

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Good morning, Self development is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set achievable goals. Change is something that processes us out of our comfort zone. It is destiny-filtered, heart grown and faith built. Change happens to us all, in our everyday lives. Change is for the better or the worst, depending on where you view it. It can be seen in many different ways such as the way we see things, new beliefs, different values, new surroundings, new directions, maturity and experiencing new emotions. The quote “change brings opportunity” and “you can't blend in when you were born to stand out” Is An example of change which occurs in the book “wonder” written by R.J Palacio, is a heartwarming…show more content…
Treacher Collins syndrome prevents the skull, cheek and jaw bones from developing properly, causing facial defects and hearing loss. August has always been homeschooled by his mother as he undergoes surgeries often, 27 to be exact to help him breathe, see and hear without a hearing aid But none have made him look ordinary. He soon learns that he has the opportunity to start middle school due to having no more surgeries for up 5 years. This is going to be a big change for August as he has never been to a school before, or shown his face to so many people. He has always been used to people giving him looks and whispering about him behind his back. August knew exactly how to deal with this and just put his head down and keep walking, but somehow it always managed to make him upset. August built up the courage to go to school and meet new people and learn new…show more content…
August has to start learning in a classroom and with teachers which is a completely different environment for him as he has always learnt at home with his mother. This novel also portrays experiencing new emotions, as August goes through many types of emotion such as: being scared about going to school and meeting new people, sad when people made fun of him and happiness when he made new friends. The novel “wonder” represents self development and change as August is faced with a challenge of going to school, he was able to accomplish the challenge along with making new friends. Towards the end of the book, August learns to embrace and be confident in the way he looks, he gets involved with his classmates and tries to fit in like all the other kids like participating in sport, playing in the park and joking around with classmates. The Author demonstrates in this novel that August goes through change and self development. August is faced with many new obstacles like learning in a class, going to school, making friends, dealing with bullies and fake friends. August learns to accept himself and make it a goal to go to school and make new friends. Thank

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