Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues are truly something to follow. They contain a theme of avoiding conflict and being clean, mentally and physically. The virtues that seem the most important in achieving a well-balanced life, to me, are Franklin’s Silence and Order. I chose these two out of the 13 because they were the closest to my personality currently. As a child, I was taught to think before I speak and that “Words hurt more than actions.” Considering that Franklin’s Silence is to speak what may benefit others or myself, I do believe abiding to this will make me balanced and keep me out of unnecessary disputes.
Give back to them for all of their hard toil. Being a child of immigrant parents makes you appreciate life so much because everyday it’s an opportunity to be the best you can be to make everyone around you proud. My parents can’t got back to school and get an education so being able to see me succeed is worth their hard work. My parents have taught me to never give up. I know that some doors may be closed on me but that doesn’t mean other doors won’t open.
The kids were great, the coaches were great and overall everything was lovely. I was not old enough to volunteer for them until the past few years, and the year that I decided to do so really changed my whole life. I grew to love the kids; I had a whole new understanding of how they worked and just how special they were. My first day of volunteering with the gymnastics team was an interesting one. There are eight girls on the teams, no girl even remotely similar to another.
Failure is an inevitable part of life, even for the most successful people on the planet. In fact, it's a necessary step on the path for success. So, if the purpose of our schools these days is to equip our children with the tools necessary to succeed then why are we not teaching them to fail? We grow up with this distorted view of the world where failure is not supposed to happen and when it does it means we’re doing something wrong, but that's not the case. Because failure is not the opposite of success, failure is a part of success.
If I had to use one word to describe me it would be compassionate. This is what the National Honor Society hopes for in a member. I know i’m not perfect and can make mistakes at times, but acknowledging that takes a lot of character. My academic achievements are a result of my determination and drive to ensure that i’ll be able to achieve success in the future as well as serve as role model to the younger siblings and cousins in my family. Getting good grades is a priority to me.
My parents have always told me to be friends with people smarter than you they will help you and encourage you to try you best. So yes I would want a friend like Equality if he would help me become a better person. Chapter II 1. Fear is the prevalent emotion in Anthem because the people know nothing else. They say it is a crime to be unhappy but the people of Anthem do not truly know happiness.
At the heart of whiteness studies is the invisibility of whiteness and white privilege (Ahmed, 2004). Whiteness is thought of as the hidden criterion to which every other race is measured against. Through the lens of whiteness, the “other” is seen as deviant (Ahmed, 2004). The invisibility of whiteness, however, is only from the perspective of those who are white (Matthews, 2012). To people who are not white, it is pervasive and blatant.
The students who use the honor codes become good citizens in the future. Honor codes are helpful because there are expectations, no more cheating and social codes. Honor codes can only work if the school has expectations for their students. To begin, some say that because of our culture that the schools can not expect student to tell their peers for cheating (Fleischmann 113). Well if the honor code is in place, teachers and their peers
This strategy will help mature my younger siblings, they will learn to be less annoying, thus helping me not to be mad at them. I chose this result because my siblings are really irritating, but I realized if I 'm a good role model for them, they wouldn 't be as bad as
As Charles Darwin once stated “Doing what little one can to increase the general stock of knowledge is as respectable an object of life, as one can in any likelihood pursue.” Le start with character. Character defines a person who they are, how they think and act and having morals. Having good character will help you to be confident in your daily choices, identifying what is important to you, and most importantly, it will help you develop integrity which is moral code for strength, truthfulness and courage that will eventually build relationship with others and a foundation for success, Second is community services, many students view it as an unfortunate requirement to graduate high school while others are view it as a way to seek to serve others. Serving others will make a tremendous difference to you and to those around you, it will also make life worthwhile. Third is leadership and it’s more than being elected as class officer.
However, my only choice is to thrive. In this case, I have to do it for my family because they all believe in me, I have to do it because I promised my mom a house, and better life for both of us. I have to keep my word, but beside these promises, I want to conquer a better life. I don’t want to get paid minimum wage, I want to have a job that I like doing and maintain a family with that same job. Receiving this scholarship would motivate me more and make those proud who support
To avoid the roadblocks is to do the right thing and make the better choice. My parents dream include getting good grades while making the good decisions. One quote by an unknown person said “ Move out of your comfort zone you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when u try sometimes”. As my parents dream of getting good grades, they also want me to learn new things. To be successful is going to be hard and challenging step with hard work.
Anyone that drives you to want to succeed and for Wes that was his mother, Joy. She did everything should could for him so he wouldn’t go down the same path a lot of kids his age were going down. She wanted a better life for Wes. “Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough” (75-76). Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities.