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As Dr. King mentioned, critical thinking affects not only the way we act and think as a person, but also our characteristics. I have just recently gone through a situation where I had to make a crucial decision which strengthens both the way I see myself as a person and also the way I think in the future. When I was in the fourth grade, I had the privilege to move to Singapore as the country provided a much higher educational standard than that in Indonesia. Reflecting back, I am glad to have spent my teenage years in Singapore and proud to have been an exceptional student in my high school. I won awards for my excellence in mathematics and was able to score a ten point on my GCE O Level. In addition to all that, I also befriended many incredible friends. I was having a wonderful life in Singapore and was excited for the future that I had always imagined and planned: a diploma from Singapore’s very best university, a high paying job, and a loving family. However, soon enough my dream was challenged when I was given the choice to

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