I had already become fluent in French and had become accustomed to the new culture in which I was living--a culture which I had believed to be rich in tolerance and acceptance. Had I not been touched by the new world I had been exposed to?
Without question, my four years in Switzerland changed my life in countless ways.
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It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.
Before my freshman year at [high-school], I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of touch football. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open.
I realize that it is necessary to risk failure in order to gain success.
The coaches have always said before games that nothing is impossible; I know that now. Whether I succeed or fail is irrelevant; it is only important that I have tried and tested myself.
I gripped my bag of Mc Donald's harder with each insulting phrase.
I had been living in Geneva, Switzerland for four years, during which time I had attended an international school consisting of over 96 different nationalities. " Did I have no appreciation of anything other than Mc Donald's or Coca-Cola?