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    takeaway 2

    What's the meaning of "takeaway" in the following in red? And what does the sentence mean?

    Fighting to be sure that others understand exactly who I am and what I'm truly capable of---that is my truth; that is my story.
    You may have noticed that my story is about my elementary school principal basically calling me a loser. Yet why isn't that the takeaway of the story?
    We've been taught our whole lives to hide our failures.....

    Thank you.

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    Re: takeaway 2

    The take-away is the main point of something, like a lesson or presentation, to learn and remember. An example of the take away is when your boss gives a 20 minute lecture but at the end says "so, basically just remember if you are late you are fired."

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    Re: takeaway 2

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Fighting to be sure that others understand exactly who I am and what I'm truly capable of---that is my truth; that is my story.
    You may have noticed that my story is about my elementary school principal basically calling me a loser. Yet why isn't that the takeaway of the story?
    We've been taught our whole lives to hide our failures.....
    His school principal calls him a loser. The author doesn't like it. He wants the principal to know that he (the author) is not someone to push around.
    I'd like to see the rest of this text.

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    Re: takeaway 2

    Thank you for the help.

    Of course, contrary to the principal's expectation, the author ended up as a winner.

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