Although their family did not have the money, Jackie Stanley did everything she could to keep Keith in school. In lecture, we discussed that the parents in the working class make sacrifices in order to allow their children to get the education they need. According to Starbuck and Lundy, “...even when neither parent had finished high school, 28.6% of sons and 24.8% of daughters got some college” (pg 96). In comparison to Keith, I can relate because I am the first person in my family to attend college. Therefore, I am always motivated to do well at this prestigious university and help my family out in the long run.
It is inspiring to know someone who virtually had nothing and went through a great deal of despair as a child and became such a success in life. During my interview with JC, there was a part that I thought was very significant. When I asked him about his family life he spoke about how his father had met his stepmother and how it changed his life for the better. He mentioned his stepmother and his stepbrothers and sisters several times noting the importance of the role they played in his life. I thought that it was significant because he did not go into as much detail about the rest of his life, which is where he made the greatest strides in becoming successful.
When i was a child i really didn't have the love and support from my family as other people might have gotten which left me to feel alone and giving up on a lot of things. I would play sports and quit because i had no one to come to watch me play then eventually i quit school because i thought no one cared. It took me to realize that i made a mistake after seeing how things were in the real world so i went back to school and finished 10 years after high school i got my associates degree and now I'm working on my BA degree so that is my purpose of seeking a degree. Values
Patton knew that his father’s words were true and he took them to heart. Patton would arrive at West Point in June of 1904 as a “plebe,” the term for new cadets. When he compared himself to the other classmates he came to believe that they were not as disciplined, driven, or dedicated as he was. Although this sense of hierarchy did not last very long. The academic struggles that had once haunted him years ago returned.
Since I was a little girl I would always hear my parent telling my older sibling how important it was to graduate high school and go to college. Now that I am grown, I understand why my parents would tell them and me to get a degree. My parents had poor education none of my parents finished high school, because in Mexico the highest free level of school was six grade and after that the parents had to paid more expensive tuition. Like it mentions in chapter 16 about how important is for parents to give advise, listen, and encourage their children. My parents remind me how they were not able to do or have what we have now when they were my
Since he was raised in a family with many older siblings, he did not have many belongings to call his own. He recalled that when he first married my mother, they did not even have money to buy any new furniture. Everything they had was either passed down or restored. Then came my brother, and he devoted himself to his work as he wanted to become more successful and wanted to provide his family with a good life. Ever since he was a child, he told himself that there were two things in his life he wanted to own in the future to validate his success and prove that he truly made it in life- a landed property and a luxury sports
I know that my persistence to achieve my goals even through the obstacles that I have faced, my ambition to becoming someone in the future, and my devotion to make my dreams happen will help me accomplish them. Education has become an important factor towards success in my household. My parents did not have the opportunity to cherish a post-secondary education due to the lack of financial assistance. Since then, and till this day, they have both worked tremendously to cherish every single thing they have both given my brother and I . Seeing the economic struggles that emerge when my father was no longer the breadwinner of the household,made me determine to become the 1st generation to make a change in the family.
For the most part my idea of a family was the same during elementary school, though it slows changed over time to add new people in my childhood life, they did not need to be blood-related being that my father or mother who receive friends and they would need a place to stay they would crash there and my siblings and I would call them aunt or uncle and they would have lived in the house. That's not to say I did not have blood relatives, in fact, I had blood relatives that did not live with us and I considered them family, thus leading to my conclusion at the time that even though we do not reside together anymore we were still a family. A family is based on different characteristics and many factors, not just one. Though divorce and separation cause families to uproot and living situations
Investigation Stage Reflection At the investigation stage, I believe that youth from disadvantaged families deserve opportunities that they do not have because of their family’s situation. My major influences are my personal background and my personality. I came from an average standard of living in Cambodia, my parents both work every day even during the weekend to support my sisters and me to pursue our education. However, I am fortunate to receive the scholarship to this school which decrease the burden on my parents. Yet, there are thousands of more children that are not able to go to university or go to high school.
It is no stretch to say that a person has a serious advantage in life if he or she comes from a loving, supportive home. Many people still succeed though they come from less-than-ideal family situations but having our basic needs met, knowing that our parents love us, learning life lessons at home make all the challenges of day-to-day living that much easier to face. I did not grow up with a room of my own, so I did not want to invite my friends over. However, I got one three years ago. The worst part about living on the ground floor in that building was that huge cockroaches greeted me in our bathroom and kitchen, every morning.