How to Overcome Fear – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Sarah Turkieh There are many ways a person can prevent for not going on scary rides. One way is to hold the person’s hand and they can close their eyes. A girl who is afraid to go on a ride is taking a risk. Although when they go in a car it’s also a risk. This person is scared and has fear they are going to die. To overcome this fear they just should go on the ride and close their eyes.

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By Evelyn Turkieh Friendship is the key to happiness. Over time, the meaning of friendship has changed. People care more about popularity and avoid reality. A real friend is someone who you’re able to trust. Someone you can count on. Someone who will always be there for you, through the good and the bad. Real friends accept each other for who they truly are and not something they pretend to be. Today, in the social media world, reality doesn’t exist. People focus on the amount of friends they have instead of the actual amount of friends they are able to count on. Social media is a black hole. People show certain qualities that will gain popularity for themselves. Instead of revealing the truth and the real personality, they avoid it and give people what they want to see. All this is considered a lie. The only way this black hole will open up
is when fear of truth is sucked back in and everyone will face reality. At the end, the amount of friends and “Likes” people get on a picture is just a number. Whether it’s 1or 101 friends, very few people will care about the real and true friends they really need in life.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine

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By Miriam Turkieh Instagram, Facebook. All social media distracts you from being you! When do you ever stop and think, “What do I want to do?” When you are in your teenage years, all your friends spend and spend and you don’t think you need all the things your friends buy. But, you are under pressure to buy things that you don’t really want.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine

Stories on Building Courage – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Mary Miriam Turkieh  When you prepare for BJE for the whole summer and winter and you think you’re ready and you‘ll do well, you know the information inside out. But, when you come to the test of the BJE and you’re scared, you’re thinking I’m going to fail. Not going to get in to high school I want. Once all those negative thoughts get to you, your fear takes over and you blank out. How to encourage yourself? Before you go in, think positive tell yourself, “I will do it and I will do well.”