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Cleo Abram

Student , Columbia University - Columbia College


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We can learn by exchanging and discussing our own lists of "10 Things I Know to be True."

After listening to Sarah Kay's beautiful speech and poetry, I tried to write my own list of "10 Things I know to be True." I learned one thing immediately: I don't know much. I learned a second thing more slowly: that's okay! I tried to distill my limited understanding of the world into this list, without being overly philosophical nor literal.

One thing I know to be true, but that is not on my list, was that Sarah Kay was right when she said that if you share your list with a group of people you will find that someone has one thing very similar, someone else has something totally contrary, another person has something you've never heard of, and still another has something that makes you think further about something you thought you knew.

So let's share ours, and find out! What do your lists have on them?

Here's mine:
1. Fiction can, at times, feel more real than fact.
2. One person, with a good idea, can change our world.
3. There are things about our universe that we will never understand.
4. #3 is not an excuse to stop trying.
5. Everyone has a story worth hearing.
6. There is always another side to the story they tell.
7. Questions can sometimes teach more than their answers.
8. Children can sometimes teach more than their parents.
9. Everyone should travel.
10. No one's truth is universal.


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    • Nov 1 2011: I would like to share ten things from my experiences.
      1.never leg in others personal affairs. If he/she is noone of yours.
      2.sometimes silence has a power to stop the storm.
      3.evryone should atleast think of mother nature n help conserve natural resources like saving electricity and fuels for vehicles
      4.its better to question than to reamain silent when someones explaining
      5.love and care are such things which can melt even the rudest person
      6.we should never ever give up .weshould try till our last breath
      7.life is short,enjoy it
      8.good behave rules
      9.proposing a plan for charity is much better than donating to temples,etc
      10.ignored,uncared,unloved is the greatest poverty than homeless naked wanderrers.

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