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The Purple Magazine

By: Christian Godoy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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CONTENTS ü PROMOTION OF TOLERANCE ESSAY -------------3 ü LIVE YOUR LIFE OriginalPOEM ----------------------4 ü A FAIRY SONG POEM ---------------------------5 ü THE BUSINESS MAN AND THE WRONG BOY SHORT STORY -----------6 ü SUCCESS ACRONYM ---------------------------11

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Promoting Tolerance Along with outright injustice and violence, discrimination and marginalization are common forms of intolerance. Education for tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and exclusion of others, and should help young people develop capacities for independent judgement, critical thinking and ethical reasoning. The diversity of our world's many religions, languages, cultures and ethnicities is not a pretext for conflict, but is a treasure that enriches us all. Tolerance provides an opportunity to learn from others while respecting and valuing their differences in religious and ethical beliefs. Tolerance works as a barrier to prejudice and brings people of a community together. Also, tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe. It is important to accept each other from coexisting in a peaceful way in society. “Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.� –Robert Green (1833-1899)

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Live your life Sometimes life can be simple,

for others, simply difficult, we surround ourselves with problems; We live our problems. It is difficult to think, it is not easy to act, the way we live, it is the way we die. Love each idea and think, love every action and act, this life is just how we react, and how we see life. Life can be a comedy, or maybe a tragedy, Just live your life, cause we don´t live twice.

By: Christian HG

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A Fairy Song ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Over hill, over dale,

Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire! I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green; The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favours; In those freckles live their savours; I must go seek some dewdrops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

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By William Shakespeare

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The business man and the wrong boy In the year of 1998 a little child was born, his name was Marcus, at age of 9 years old, he started selling very delicious cookies to all the neighbors in the colony, his father was very proud of him, because he was a very good guy, also his grandmother bought him candies so he can sell them in the school, he was going on with the candy empire, it was good... But a problem: Marcus felt angry that all his friends did nothing; in their life’s only play videogames all the day and they still had a lot of money. He earned some dollars in few weeks, and he run as fast as he can to the stationary to buy some game cards to play with his friends. But his mom did not have enough money to buy food she was a single mother hurt by the death of her late husband and with 2 kids, so she started asking for the money to his little child of 9 years. Marcus get angry and turned his back on and left giving hard and noisy steps. At the next day, the mother apologized with Marcus but he has changed his opinion. He said - “I’m going to give you always the half of my money, but I need to be rich to hold that promise” … - “You are going to be richer than everybody else in your school” Marcus doesn’t understand what the mother was telling him, he thinks that poorness is forever and you can’t never change it, he was 9 years he didn’t understand the meaning of money, his only thinking was to study a lot to have a profession and obtain a good job, but he was in the wrong way, in the wrong road. The days went by and Marcus continued to carrying out his commercial activity at school, until one day his teacher took all his candy and kept them in his locker, she said that it was illegal to sell inside the institution, and in fact is that it was a very

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silly way to think because for children to developing is necessary this type of skills, but in society is very difficult to learn them, there are no resources and no means to do so. Marcus was extremely disappointed, he thought that he was never going to be anyone in life, that he was always going to be poor, resigned and ashamed he let 2 years pass, and on his 11th birthday an unexpected uncle arrived to San Francisco for visit. Marcus didn’t know that this event will change his life for ever and ever, this is a great opportunity for him… The uncle was named Frank, and he was a big gangster that manages a big big drug dealer business, that controls all the city. The days went by and Marcus still didn’t know who was him, Frank was in Marcus birthday that day, so they met each other, they start talking, and they keep talking for 6 hours, nobody knows what were they talking about, the only thing that is sure is that Marcus was interested in Frank and vice versa. After 2 weeks Marcus decided to call Frank by Facetime, they started talking about the Marcus business and in that moment, Frank make a very good offer to Marcus, he offer him an incredible payment for working for him, while that, Marcus mother was sleeping at the back off the house, so Marcus closed the door slowly and asked for Frank for more details about the job. The job was easy; it was only to make packs for the supposed medicine that the truth was that they were drugs. Marcus was very nervous on starting that business but finally he accepted the employment… At the next they Marcus went to the Franks office and give him the promise of keeping all the secrets, Frank was very proud of Marcus because he was the first member of his family working with him. Frank gave to Marcus $2000 for the starting, it was only the beginning for the Marcus career with his uncle, he was sure that money will never lack. At the next day morning Marcus and Frank went to a place of exchanging the drugs with the dealer, but in that moment, the dealer start getting aggressive, so Frank take out his knife and cut him the neck very slowly to show Marcus what will happen if he betrays him.

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Marcus was very afraid of that man, his uncle, Frank… It was another man, he couldn’t realize that he was so cruel with people, that he can just kill anybody with any problem. Frank asked Marcus to clean all the disaster, the death body was on the floor, there was a lot of blood, it was falling the night, there was no light, no sound, it was a horrible experience for Marcus. Marcus passed the first test, “in that horrible situation you need to have the courage for taking decisions and you have it” Frank said, Marcus was a little low emotionally, and Frank took him to a tavern to drink beers. Frank gave Marcus the first tip, it was very important. In the talk, he received a call, it was Marcus mother, she was crying, so Marcus get afraid of that situation, so he runaway to his car and drove to his house, his mother was laughing out loud in the kitchen with her friend and his little brother, it was very weird for Marcus, so he took the phone to check the call number, and it was an unknown number, he went quickly to visit his friend that same night, his friend is one of the best hackers in San Francisco. 3 days after that day another situation come up, it was another dealing, Marcus was afraid of watching again another death body, but he was forced to accept reality as it is. His uncle was late that day so Marcus started the business, there was another dealer, so Marcus begin negotiating all the terms for the business, but in that moment, a call from the same number appear in Marcus cellphone. Marcus asked the dealer for a moment, he answered the call, and it was the same strange and strong voice from that time, Marcus was puzzled, he was hearing his little brother shouting for help, the voice gave him a location; so, Marcus abandon the dealer in that place and drove till that strange location… In the trip Marcus received another call from the hacker… he finally deciphered the incoming call, it was Marcus uncle, modifying his voice, Marcus couldn’t believe that so he hung up the call. When he arrived, it was a desert, there was nothing in there, he searched for 15 minutes but finally he saw a man in the distance he was walking into him, he was sweating, he was completely nervous, that man was his uncle, it was the truth.

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Marcus was disconcerted in that moment, and the only words that Frank said were the following - “Shake with your right hand but take a rock with your left”. Frank gave Marcus the second tip, it was very important. - “Never trust everything you hear; always check it out for yourself.” Frank said… Marcus was decided to hang out the business, he was very bad of the many situations that were happening his uncle, so he went to Franks office to talk. In that moment Frank was busy so Marcus waited for him, while that, Marcus heard something from the bodyguard about him, it was something about Marcus father but Marcus didn’t understand what were they talking about, so he simply ignored them. Finally, Frank called Marcus, so he entered to his office, it was quite different than the other time, - “I need to talk to you, please sit” Frank said in a very low voice, Marcus was thinking that Frank was angry or feeling just bad, so he asked Frank about what was happening outside with the bodyguards, Frank ducked his head… -

“I am your stepfather, I am the boyfriend of your mother, we are in love for 1 year, but I was working in another state, but finally I came here with you and you mother, because I love her so much, she was alone many times but now I am with her, she is now safe…”

Marcus start crying, “Oh my God, safe from what, you are the danger for my family, you bring us blood and tears, that is what you called to be safe? who are you? you were lying to me through all this time, for what?..” -

“After all, we are nothing more or less than what we choose to reveal” said Frank…

Marcus was very angry with Frank, he doesn’t understand the meaning of the third tip.

Marcus disappeared from that country, he took a trip to Los Angeles, he changed his identity, he created contact with a very recommended business man in the place, they met one day for talking about of one new business idea that they could develop in society…

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It was a very good idea for the two guys, it was a clean business, Marcus was having the chance to change his life completely with this new decision. After 6 months, of planning the idea, finally they started working together, it was a medicine company. Two years went by, and Marcus was making more money, and more business, but he started feeling an empty inside, because his mother was very far away from him and he was alone, so he downloaded a meeting app in which finally he met one pretty Russian girl, she was amazing for Marcus, so he paid to her the trip from Ukraine to Los Angeles, after 1 month of waiting, the girl finally arrived to the airport, Marcus was sure she will be her wife, at the first time they look into the eyes they felt the indescribable love inside them‌ They were simply in love each other. They decided to get married that same week but a situation came up. A call from the same old strange number appear, Marcus answered thinking it was his uncle, but it was not, it was another strange voice. The voice said: “Your mother is death, now it is your future wife turn, business is businessâ€? Marcus screamed and throw everything to the floor, he was angry, sad, nervous, he was simply bad. He took a barrel of gasoline and he sprinkled it all over his house, finally he took a match and he turned it on the gas while his wife slept at the back of the house, they started burning fast. The event came out on the news, it was very shocking for the society. He disappeared, nobody saw him again. And less to his wife. But I do.

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Acronym -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

have opennesS thinking have rUles in day have a good Conduct distinguish by exCellence be balancEd in life be always conSistency never miss correctnesS and rectitude

By: Christian Arturo Hernandez Godoy

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