There’s so many testimonies of football players whose families have not been the same ever since their career ended. Marriages can fall apart, friendships can break and no more communication between loved ones because of the impactful result. Having to lose all your family has to be one of the hardest things to deal with and even more when you don’t know how to keep it together. As a mother I would be very miserable if my sons life turns out to be like that this is why I would guide him to the right directions as long as it’s positive for him and his
When the war started affecting Salva and his village it became apparent to him that he may never see his family again. “If I die now, I will never see my family again.” (11) This thought helped Salva strengthen and have the instinct to survive so he could see his family again, which is one of the reasons he did survive. Not only did he think he would never see his family again, but he became friends with Marial, a boy from the group he was in, who was soon taken away from him as well. “It had sought out prey that was small and motionless: Marial, sleeping.” (41) While in the land of Atuot, the land of the lions, Marial was taken away from the camp while sleeping and eaten by one of them. Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle.
“My father had been a vaquero all his life,” (2). Gabriel only knew how to be a vaquero and did not want to give up his lifestyle until Antonio came into the world then he and Marie decides that Gabriel give up his lifestyle in exchange for finding better place to raise their family. But that did not mean Gabriel giving his dream to explore the Illano. “My father’s dream was to gather up his older sons and move westward to the land of the setting sun (14)”. The move and along with his older sons going to war made Gabriel sad and fearful of not accomplish his dream so he soon found hope in liquor to wash away the pain but it only fueled his rage.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
Elie left his father “I knew he was out of strength, so close to death, and yet I abandoned him (Source E). Elie’s father had been running out of strength and when the had an emergency Elie followed the crowd instead of helping his father. Elie then went on to think “I could use all of my strength to fight for my own survival, to take care of only myself” (Source E). Elie had a hard time taking care of himself, and he had to take care of his father as well. By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad.
Sometimes we craddle ourselves into a tiny box and we won’t leave that comfort zone. We trap ourselves in a way of thinking and we won’t leave that feeling. Although we think we can beat the rough patch, sometimes it requires a little tough love and a kick in the butt. In The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch was dragged by his father to join the football league as a child. Pauch dreaded football, that was the last thing he wanted to do.
t all comes down to what you are willing to risk in order to be happy. Chris McCandless grew up in a wealthy family, but when he found out about his dad 's secret, he basically became disillusioned with life and rejected his privileged upbringing. He wanted to find a deeper meaning to life, which is why he went into the wild to live off of the land and be alone with his thoughts and nature just like his hero, Henry David Thoreau had. Even though this was extremely dangerous, to Chris it was worth it because he was willing to risk his life in order to live the way he wanted. I think many people can relate to this because they have dreams they are too afraid to pursue.
Wow Aleina that sounds interesting, a family all involved in one sport. I am not a big sports fan, but having boys I try to get involved as much as possible. I told myself when my boys start sports I would be a team mom as well. However, my fear is one of my boys get hit the wrong way or I think the coach does not call the right play and now I am on the field. Not as a team mom but an angry
To be honest, it can suck and I felt like quitting after my sophomore year, but I reminded myself how much it meant to me. I thought about how much my life revolved around football, and how much my parents wanted to watch me play. I can tell you now, that I feel completely stupid for even thinking about quitting. RIght now I would not trade High School football for anything in the world. There is just something about being with my team, which has become more like a family to me.We
I felt under a huge pressure because my parents wanted me to make all A 's and I felt like I owe this to them because the only reason we moved here was for my brother and I to have the opportunity to study in this country and become successful doctors and make our future bright. My parents had to give up a lot for us to have this opportunity; they had to give up on their jobs in Iran while they studied more than twenty years be what they always wanted to be, they had to give up on their own parents and deal with being away from them, and they had to give up on their social standing just for us to become successful, and for this reason I could not let them down. I spent hours and hours and hours studying. To be honest, I was slowly starting to get used to my situation and surprisingly, after my second year in the US, I was starting to like my new