There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish. Having two other siblings helped me prevent the want of being selfish. I do not know what I would do without my family. My family is very inspiring because they show me all aspects on how I should live my life through their experiences like education, parenting, and work ethic. My family’s past experiences also teach me how to live my life the best way possible.
I’ve also learned to love my family as I am away from home and genuinely listen to them as I see the Lakotas doing the same because they always listen to their elders or grandparents. I’ve learned that no matter how small or big the issue, no one should give up on their own life. Everyone is worth being a hero even if that is just caring for a child. There have been times at Belmont when I wanted to give up too, but especially after the Pine Ridge
The values I was taught during my up-bring, helped shape my personality, these values; devotion in relationships and giving back, are what I will be able to bring to the Delta Sigma Pi community as a member. One of the first things I recall my parents teaching me was the importance of relationships. I was taught and now I believe, that it is highly important to be devoted in all relationships I have. My believe to consider relationships more than a transactional process, and my ability to develop personal connections will enable me to contribute to the brotherhood of Delta Sigma Pi. Another value that I hold on to is giving back.
Hello! I have been thinking of you guys and your family throughout the years and have wanted to write you a letter, but I have always put it off. I want to thank you BOTH for everything that you guys did for me while I was growing up. You both took me into your family and treated me like I was part of your own family. You provided me with countless opportunities growing up and you instilled in me some very important morals that I might not have gotten elsewhere.
That impacted my life because it shows an example that we have to appreciate life more and to retain our tradition to the fullest. My ancestors will help us figure out the wrongdoings in life and will let the spiritual healer by recalling the message to affected families. Spirituality is very common in my culture and it’s known as one of the most powerful remedies to gather each of us to move forward and celebrate our
I want to give back to my parents what they gave to me; if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am today, and for that I will be eternally grateful. For this reason, and many more, family is a very important factor in my life and I will always want to be with those who I love and who love me back. However, these are my own personal desires and my unique opinion on what the American Dream is. The dream differs in every individual and there are bound to be contradictions between people given the fact that the dream is simply an opinion based on what someone yearns
Living on my own has been a wonderful experience. From an early age I was always taught to be independent. I recently made the decision to move out from my parents home. Although it has a tough transition for my parents, they quickly came to realize that I needed my own space. They knew that I was mature and I could handle being independent.
Obtaining a postsecondary education is important to me because I have a passion for helping people and learning. As a first-generation postsecondary student, I understand the values of education. I grew up with my parents always telling me that I am lucky because I will have a chance to get an education, most people live struggling to make ends meet because they didn 't have a chance, just like my parents. As someone who comes from having very little, I always prided myself on the fact that I can, at least, have an education. Also, from the volunteered work I have done every chance I get I believe a postsecondary education will give me a chance to give back.
I also have positive relationships with many other people. My goal each day is to be the very best person I can be and to treat others the way I want to be treated. I also believe that I was raised very well. My parents taught me that there were always consequences for my actions no matter if they were good or bad actions. I was also taught that If I did not have anything nice to say, that I should not say anything at all.
As a kid, my parents always taught me to stand up for myself and others. Basically they told me I always need to kindly put someone in their place. Whether I was part of the problem or not. As quoted, “If you see or hear something you don’t think is kind, saying nothing is just as bad as partaking. Don’t be afraid to stand up for someone in the same way you hope someone would stand up for you.