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Alyssa O. - "The Blind Side" Miami

The movie "The Blind Side" was offered to Miami-Dade County Schools to promote the development of traits as pillars that build compassion, courage, honesty, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and self discipline. After watching this movie the attainment of these traits has had a large impact upon me. The positive impact made me realize that I need to focus more on myself by improving my life situation. For instance, I realized the only way to improve in anything is to give more than 100 percent of me and to accept others help when needed.

As well as self discipline, being family oriented was another huge impact that the movie "The Blind Side" had on me. Michael Ore, the main character of the movie, always goes back home to his birth mother trying to take care of her and be responsible for her, plus he tries to protect anyone that he cares for like his new adopted family and his high school football team. Watching this movie has showed me to respect my family more along with knowing that they will always be there for me so I need to always be there for them no matter what.

In retrospect, I will implement this positive impact by taking the initiative in myself to improve on becoming more family oriented by not fighting with parents and accepting their rules. Also by letting my family to be more involved with my friends and the activities I enjoy doing. In addition I will implement this positive impact by improving myself all around.