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My song: “Live Your Life” by Jay-Z reminds me of how everyone should follow their dreams.

Joined: 8/31/2012
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“I don’t understand! Why should I make that decision?” I said.
“Because you don’t understand what to do in your life,” my grandmother said, trying to help me, “and I have lived longer than you in this world, you should do as I say.”
I was under extreme pressure. I had so many choices of what to do with my life. I was so tired of people saying I had no life. “Wow! He is such a nerd. Who would even talk to this guy?” I was sick of it. My grandmother on the other hand was telling me I shouldn’t do that. I should do what she told me which was to continue studying get into an amazing college and support the family.
One day while I was driving, I had the radio on listening to FM 97.9 and this song came on. Telling me “Live your life” “Ignore the haters till they fade away” “All you ever did was take away” “Where you from who you know”. These were the lyrics that stood out to me the most and I decided I should change my life and make it the way I want. After all just live your life. It inspired me to do what I thought was right. I went on continuing to study, at my school and be the top of my class, but I also could juggle having a social life with the people who I grew to know as my friends. Not my haters.
I did exactly as the song told me, not the whole song but the parts that made sense. I ignored the people who hated me and eventually they did fade away. They realized I didn’t care what they thought of them which is hard for a teenagers to do. I did what I wanted, I didn’t have haters asking me who I know where I’m from, who do I think I am. They all disappeared. I’m glad I disposed of them because all they ever did was take away from my success. Now when I listen to that song, it shows what I was and how much I have grown.
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