I have always aspired to be good at everything that I do. No matter what task I was tackling, part of my objective was to be good. While there is nothing wrong with being good at something, this focus began to cause everything that I did to only be good, never great. I became complacent of where my abilities were and prevented myself from anything special, anything but ordinary. When I began middle school, this mentality of just being good enough began to redirect itself into some of my school work, but it primarily affected my performance in sports.
Should a person get paid just for showing up for there a job and not actually doing anything? Should they also get paid the same amount even if another co-worker is better at their job? Just because someone shows up and participates, doesn’t not mean they deserve the same treatment as everyone else. Some parents and athletes believe equal playing time for all sports and activities is deserved all through their middle school and high school careers. However, earning your position, being undeserving of playing time, and coaches trying to win in their respected program are all issues that need to be thought of before people begin fighting for equal playing time.
For example, I had a chance take all honor classes when I first moved to a new school but my cautious nature took over and I lost that chance to achieve more that year. Mine and Sara’s personality are different by how we approach situations and make decisions. Nevertheless, the connection that Sara and I have is more of a companionship. Mine and Sara’s hardships in discrimination and taking care of our family bonds us but it is our unique personalities that set us apart. Nonetheless, this unity is shared with everyone so no one is ever
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.
My Contribution to the FNLM Program I’ve always grown up in an environment where drugs and alcohol were always a huge no, but I never thought that I’d be teaching my family values to other kids. I’m aware of some people’s situations due to their unfortunate uses of drugs and I’m grateful that I got to give insight to others and hopefully change their lives for the better. In the beginning I was scared to teach the proteges because I thought that I was not going to be a good teacher. Later in the mentoring program I realized talking in front of a crowd is not all that bad. Before entering this program, my vision of middle schoolers was different.
My grandmother has always made a point to show how hard work and a good education could propel me to new opportunities and help get me a better life than she had. This instilled work ethic and positivity inspires me to give all that I can every day and to look at situations in a positive and constructive light. Input from my grandparents and parents has shaped my worldview and actions. While my family lives comfortably now, my parents did not have such a lucky life. At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college.
My proudest accomplishment would be being college bound. Being college bound delineates how far I've progressed in life and how much I've achieved. Taking my background into consideration, I've accomplished so much more than i would ever have predicted, and I have proved so many people wrong. Throughout life, my intelligence was often questioned and i was frequently told by my family and peers that I wouldn't accomplish anything of great substance and that my dreams are futile. Nevertheless, I never let their spiteful words bring me down or sway my focus and i continued working hard so one day I can repay my mom for all she did for me.
The scarlet letter ‘A’ did not stand for “adultery” anymore. It stood for “able.” “The letter was the symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her, —so much power to do, and power to sympathize, —that many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.” (Ch. 13, pg 107) She had gained respect for having raised her child as a well behaved young girl, and having provided for the both of them with an honest living as a seamstress, all the while being cut off from the rest of society.
Although, I’ve performed well enough to succeed at many group projects. However, like the Natives, sometimes when they feel like the world was against them, their family are suppose to be the foundation, but the parents have issues and sometimes don’t provide the needed support. Above all, their secret is to never giving up and I feel the same as I have continued to strive at Belmont to complete my AET degree. They have also learned how to accept themselves and know they will change. 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.
He didn’t understand why everyone was being so unkind and inconsiderate towards him. So he decided to make a change. I think the world is ok you just have to have the right influences and be around the right people. I have a lot of inspirational people in my life and and I view them as important because I get most of my motivation from them. I view my parents as inspirational because they try to help others and that influences me to help others just like Scott’s parents .
For a couple of years I had to learn to do things without my mom when I needed guidance the most. It might have not been the best situation to be in but it made me realize I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to on my own. By the age of nine I was making my own responsible choices of grades in school, my laundry, cleaning and feeding myself when no one was around. It pushed me to become the very strong willed young lady that I am today.
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.
The two players reacted to ostracism in this group quitted right away and we had to replace the players in order to play volleyball and to be a team. The inclusion in this group reflect sociometer theory, because we often do what our team requires to maintain inclusion in our group so we would not feel excluded like my group did to two players before. The author wrote, “The sociometer model concludes that most people have high self-esteem not because they think well of themselves but because they are careful to maintain inclusion in social groups” (Forsyth, pg. 75). We try to attend every practice that my captain asked us to and we play seriously so we won’t be left out when we play volleyball.
Throughout my childhood, my parents have taught me to be appreciative of my rights as an American and what to many, are privileges, and coming from a modest background, they have instilled me to respect and value others before myself, regardless of their economic status. Because of my parents’ hardships, I have been taught a mantra of “work hard for a better future”, and I later learned that my father’s true dream was beyond achieving personal success, but rather, he wanted to pave a way to success for my sister and me. I believe that it is my responsibility to fully take advantage of my opportunities, because my American Dream is still alive. While I carry my parents’ background, I do not share their history of poverty, and I am met with new open doors and resources that my parents were not as fortunate to have. I want to pursue a higher education, and I aspire to become a stem cell scientist, which will allow me to contribute to research that holds promises of new cures and treatments.
I believe-Atticus I believe in the righteousness of forever peace even in wrong, law is a side effect of purity as long as honesty and fairness is in play to lead to the fulfilling future. My children are growing older and I hope that they are getting the right guidance to change the way people see things, as others see a light that is dimmed by their own bias beliefs towards other. Especially since their mother die, but Aunt Alexandra has been a big help, most of the time... When she is not making the decisions for my children and the people who work for me, without me. They have learned a lot in their young adolescent life so far and will continue to learn just as long as i’m here to do so, I just hope others don’t change the way they feel,