When I fall upon the sidewalks of life

“Now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed.” As the youth grow up and become older, they are no longer cushioned inside their little bubble where everything is done for them and nothing can harm them. Instead, as they begin to mature, they realize the harsh reality of the world they grow up in and must continue to learn the truth. While everyone must go through this change in their life, different people handle the situation at hand in clearly different ways. Both Billy Collins in “On Turning Ten” and Harper Lee’s Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird, explore the idea of the responsibility, presented to children as they grow older, and the hardships outside of the joyous childhood they once had, but they do so in two distinct ways.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

A memory that I have is when my friends and I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter back in the summer of 2013. I recall getting on a rollercoaster right after I had had a very large mug of ButterBeer, and I wasn’t the only one. It was completely worth it, that is before I got on the ride, it was delicious, but after getting off the ride (which was awesome too), I felt really sick, like I was going to throw up. The ride was very epic: It was a ride that went up and down and there was a dragon that blew fake fire in my face. After the ride, I felt terrible and the nauseous effects lasted for a long time. I threw up and completely lost my appetite. Just the thought of Butterbeer brought back the awful nauseous effects in my stomach. I recall that some of my friends had told me before to not get on the ride right after drinking the ButterBeer. I didn’t listen to them of course, and the result was disastrous.

Western society changed in many ways

These ways assisted and halted the prosperity of these countries. The United States of America benefited from the war. They experienced beneficial economic growth and at that time made America a contender for the world's richest country. Flappers came into play after the end of World War One. They made a change to their appearance and rejected the old ways by introducing jazz, wearing attire that was considered “scandalous” in those times. They would bob their hair, wair short skirts and smoke to shun the more traditional, old ways of women around that era.