What Are You “ALL IN” For?

by Marina Santiago, Benedictine Academy, Class of 2015

Frederick Douglass is an inspiring man who freed the slaves. He was “all in” to stop slavery since the beginning. He fought for what he believed, even if he was standing alone. That is exactly what we should do.

Have you ever had a time where you let go of your dreams because you thought they were unreachable? Well, let me tell you this. When we say that we are not going to do something because it is impossible, that is just an excuse for not trying. If we really want something, we have to fight for it, we have to want it more than anything else in the world. If plan “A” doesn’t work, don’t worry because there are still 25 letters in the alphabet.

Frederick Douglass wanted to get out of the slave world and find himself free. His first attempt at escaping failed and so did the second. What makes him strong is that he never stopped trying; he always kept on going no matter what obstacles were in the way. On his third attempt he finally got it! He was free!