College Admissions Essay: How Others Influenced My Life

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In our lives we learn not only how we form our own personas, but how others influence us. As a child, my personality and dreams greatly differed from how I perceive things now. On the other hand, several qualities have remained the same. I believe I have grown into someone who is not selfish and can actually improve personally and academically.

I grew up mostly by myself until I was 6 years old. When I was younger, I enjoyed drawing and had an endless imagination full of possibilities in which I created alternative scenarios, like one where my toys were real. For the most part I would like to say that my childhood was a happy one where I was mostly free to explore what I liked. My transition from elementary school to middle school, however,
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I have always wanted to help others and now I’ve been working on being a global citizen who is aware of important world issues, regardless of their benefits towards me. I’ve been much more informed about politics and social issues, and this has led me to want to make a difference in people’s lives. Art has also been an important aspect for me and I hope to one day use this to teach others, influence others, or lead people to appreciate art. My family has really have helped shape me into what I am now. My parents may seem overprotective, but after making small yet bad decisions, I realize that these rules are set for our own protection and wellbeing. Recently, my parents and I went through some problems with relatives. Although it started from unimportant arguments, it turned into a serious issue and made me face things I didn’t think I would’ve had to. Those relatives were my godparents and I felt betrayed because I had trusted them my whole life and suddenly I was unable to have a regular conversation with them. Luckily, we were able to move out of the problem and even though we are going through financial struggles at the moment, we have a roof over our heads and we’re happy
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