Are You A Duck?
Are You A Duck?
By SGS Ambassador: Abbie Mueller (Student Writer)
It is a quiet, pretty fall day, and there is a beautiful duck with a bright green head and striped neck quietly gliding across the water. He is so graceful that the surface of the pond barely ripples as he floats along, peaceful with his head held high. Underneath the water though is his secret. His yellow webbed feet are paddling as hard as he possibly can! He struggles to move himself forward and stay afloat, all of his work below the surface hidden from people who admire his silent, perfect, morning swim...
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Unrealistic standards and low self-image
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