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M.C., a teen in Murrieta, CA

” I have been through pain, happiness, stress, excitement, and sadness through this taxing quarantine. In the end, I have learned the valuable life lesson that everything happens for a reason. I will not always get what I want, but I can learn from the journey and emotions that I am currently experiencing and use it to form my future self.”

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M.K., a teen in Seoul, South Korea

“The government made an emergency safe committee to settle the situation down at the start of the infection. Nevertheless, infected people still increased every day…As the Ministry of Education officially announced its opening of online schools, the school office will investigate the status of students who cannot be remotely educated and make pushes for renting laptops, tablets, and Internet communications to the underprivileged.”

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D.M., 70, a retired physical therapist in Lakewood, CA

“I have been a Shin Buddhist all my life. […]We relied on each other for help and assistance. When times were hard, everyone shared what we had, everyone helped each other in the fields or to work on a project, be it church, community or neighborhood in need. If you had nothing to give, you offered your kind words, support or offer to help. […] In this time of Pandemic, I have seen many of the things I grew up with and recognize so much of the Shin Buddhist lessons I have heard and seen thru the years…”

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