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L. Denise Jackson

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What is the most defining moment in your life and how did it change your view of your past and your future?

Defining moments in your life shape your mindset, planned path, and actual thought process to reach more than a satisfactory level of your emotional accomplishment and self-pride but the level that we strive for and at the same time don't often believe that we will reach. One of my defining moments was death and I thought about my life, what I have done and what I need to do to make my dreams come true and live the life I know that I am fully capable to live.

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    Apr 5 2012: For me it was the 26th of October 1996.I was 16 years old and I was engaged in a progressive conversation that seemed to enlighten me to the extensive privilege and opportunity that was my life. From that day forward I have had sincere belief that we all have the potential to affect change, and accomplish anything we set our minds to.

    it was my vision to create or assist in the creation of a closed loop resource management system.I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. But that didn't matter. What was important then remains important today. Unless everybody on earth just gives up, eventually, our civilization will reach a symbiotic balance with nature.

    Since that day as a teenager, I don't think a single day has past where I haven't thought about that.
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      Apr 14 2012: Great John! It is really cool when you realize something at a young age and it continues to define and shape as well as direct you! Love it!

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