I feel that all people are manipulated all their lives, from the moment they are .
born till the moment we pass on into death. As infants, we are taught to speak certain .
languages, how to crawl and walk, and even how to eat. For example, take learning how .
to speak, no one knows how to talk when they are born, instead, they are taught to speak .
and in what language. In these early years, infants are manipulated the most my their .
While in their adolescent stage, they have many other factors that can manipulate .
them, such as school, family, friends, coaches, and even teachers. This is probably the .
year that changes a person the most. Take Ender Wiggin for example, when we first .
came to know him, he seemed like a helpless little boy, who had no intentions of causing .
harm to anyone. Unfortunately, all of those years at battle school changed him into a .
cold unforgiving boy who believed in doing whatever it takes to win. He was also .
manipulated into believing that the simulator exercises that he was doing was to prepare .
him for the future, while in reality, he was actually killing the buggers, and sending real .
people into "suicide missions." What had occurred during this time period, was that the .
world government had made him their own little "military genius." In my personal .
experience, I have realized that I had also been manipulated into to thinking certain ways, .
and having certain beliefs. Although baseball had been very enjoyable, I was taught to .
think a certain way, which is to think that I"m always the best no matter what people say, .
and to carry myself with confidence and prestige. Soon I became trained to think that .
way at all times, and may also cause my biggest fault, which is accepting failure.
Moving on the adults years where many people also become parents themselves. .
In this stage, many of them begin to do the manipulating rather that being manipulated .
themselves, we begin to raise our children the way we were taught to, rarely do any of .