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Cal Kampelman

%E2%80%9CI+like+that+Im+able+to+socialize+with+all+my+friends+at+sports+practices.+I+would+say+one+of+my+biggest+setbacks+has+been+the+summer+between+seventh+and+eighth+grade+when+I+injured+my+foot+and+I+was+unable+to+play+with+my+soccer+team+%5Bduring%5D+state+cup+for+two+games.+My+soccer+team.+That+%5Bexperience%5D+was+definitely+%5Ba+bad+time+for+me%5D+and+it+really+did+not+make+me+feel+good.+%5BDuring+this+period+of+my+life%5D%2C+A+piece+of+advice+%5Bwas+given+to+me+by%5D+one+of+my+soccer+coaches+who+told+me+to+%E2%80%98have+the+memory+of+a+goldfish%E2%80%99.+So+the+idea+of+this+is+that+its+good+to+learn+from+your+mistakes%2C+but+you+can+learn+from+them+too+much+%5Band+not+value+the+life+lessons+in+the+midst%5D.+Thats+really+changed+how+I+go+about+school+sports%2C+friendships%2C+all+that+sort+of+stuff+because+you+cant+live+in+the+past+%5Band+will+have+to+move+on+to+the+future%5D.+I+think+that+getting+past+mistakes+and+moving+on+from+them+can+really+benefit+you+in+the+long+run.%E2%80%9D+-Cal+Kampelman%2C+9%0A
Dono Qualls
“I like that I’m able to socialize with all my friends at sports practices. I would say one of my biggest setbacks has been the summer between seventh and eighth grade when I injured my foot and I was unable to play with my soccer team [during] state cup for two games. My soccer team. That [experience] was definitely [a bad time for me] and it really did not make me feel good. [During this period of my life], A piece of advice [was given to me by] one of my soccer coaches who told me to ‘have the memory of a goldfish’. So the idea of this is that it’s good to learn from your mistakes, but you can learn from them too much [and not value the life lessons in the midst]. That’s really changed how I go about school sports, friendships, all that sort of stuff because you can’t live in the past [and will have to move on to the future]. I think that getting past mistakes and moving on from them can really benefit you in the long run.” -Cal Kampelman, 9
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