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Australian Parliament apologized to Aborigines

Broome Aboriginal AustraliansPrior to the opening to the 2008 session the Australian parliament apologized to the Aborigines for past assimilation policies. “We apologize for the laws and policies of successive parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.”

“For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry,” it says. “And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted upon a proud people and proud culture, we say sorry.” 

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Self-esteem carries Self-confidence

Group pressure is something each of us experience at least once in our life. The time in life when group pressure is most significant is during our teenage years.

Succumbing to group pressure is a negative expression of wanting to be accepted by a group.  This is a very social and natural drive in us. How can we handle group pressure without losing our unique identity?

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