Salva gets water and does housework for the old woman he considers family. In the text it states “He worked hard so she would not send him away.” (18) Salva worked hard, to have a place to stay during the fighting. Salva helped with the boats so he could get over the river faster. The text explains “It was hard work running back and forth between those cutting and those weaving.” (43) This means Salva is an achiever because instead of not helping because he was a child, he helped all the adults and got reeds. Salva leads a group of thousands of boys to Kenya with his dedication and determination.
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.
Social Group: Fathers During this time period, fathers were the “breadwinners” and expected to work and provide for their families. However, black fathers in the 1950’s particular had to work long hours because the only jobs available to them were often low paying. This directly correlates with African-American’s low place on the social ladder during this pre-Civil Rights era. It was also extremely difficult for African-American women to find work during this time, placing the financial buren solely on the father. They took great pride in their earnings, and sometimes abused their power as head of the household.
The story “Real Work” by Rick Braggs, told of a man who had learned some hard lessons early on in his life. He described that it might be hard, hot and you might get dirty, but it was worth it. The author showed us with his comparison and contrast of his childhood experiences working with his uncle, that he experienced things at the time, that possibly made little sense. The examples of some of the work he did, was really tough. The fraternity he mentioned made me picture someone who had to push their body to extremes for their paycheck.
My family taught me that hard work pays off in the right time. I never understood those words and I still trying to figure out what that phrase really means. Everyone works hard for some reason like family, dreams, and goals in life. My father is a hard working man, and he works for his family. Furthermore, in the short story of “Shout” made me remember about the first job that my dad got in the United States.
He claims without that he would have been stuck in his adolescent ways. Hank expressed how much the workforce looked for those qualities in the employees they hired. Hank said he matured while training and in a way knew what he needed to do when he left the military to get a job to support himself and his family. Hank Bourque joining the military is a selfless act he did to serve his country, but to take everything he learned back home and to apply it to his everyday job in life is another great example of Hank’s personality. It shows he did the work once in learning all the skills, and instead of “throwing them out the window” he is willing to work hard and use what he learned to support his
It is difficult to balance your old world traditions and new world traditions. It is even more difficult to immigrate to America when you were very successful in Afghanistan. Take Baba for instance, in Kabul he owned multiple businesses and was considered hardworking and successful. Now he is in America and has to work as a gas station attendant to make a living. Although Baba did not complain and took his job with grace others are a lot harder to transfer into a working life when they were seen as successful in Afghanistan.
In “Is the American Dream Still Alive” by Bob Miglani, Miglani when he started growing up in America found it overwhelming and hard to keep up with the changing jobs and speed of life; he began to question if the American Dream was still alive. But, even he realized that it was and is still alive: “I believe the American dream is alive in each of us who wish to move forward and make a contribution to the place we work and to lose we love” (Miglani 2). Miglani perfectly shows that no matter how hard it gets at time, it is hard for all, the best thing to do is to keep pushing forward and stay determined in one’s self. The American dream is all that one makes of it, how one takes the opportunities they are give and turns those into what they have and get in life through pushing forward through thick and
The lesson in Slam teaches you to never give up and always work hard for what you want. At the beginning of the book Slam wasn’t doing what he wanted to so he worked really hard and tried his best to overcome his obstacles. He ended up succeeding and doing really well. His grades in school were also slippin when he first moved into his new school. He got help from Mtisha and started working harder to improve his
Growing up in a hectic environment, he always had a true passion of helping others earn what they deserve. He created an organization known as the United Farm Workers Of America. It was the first successful farm workers’ union in American History. His organization taught others the proper way to fight for
Since I was still so new to the Coast Guard, I needed the firm hand BM2 provided. He gave me direction, taught me a work ethic I carry with me to this day. As a brand new petty officer, BMC Jeff Reed instilled in me the importance of holding people responsible for their actions. Furthermore, he talked a lot about family, showing me how important they are to a person’s life. To this
Only my application brings me success.” Although he was very successful he knew that his hard work was the reason he got to where we he was. Even though Newton had to face many struggles in his early life between growing up without a father, his mother leaving to live with her new husband, and his mother then dying he was still able to accomplish and bring many new things to the world. Many of Newton 's creative ideas and inventions he brought to the world are still used today. For example, in 1666, Newton came up with the Theories of Gravity. A few years after developing The Universal Law of Gravitation, he created the three Laws of Motion.
As he lived in New york he grew up not liking school he was also transferred to a private school to at least give him a chance to graduate and not drop out. But it turned around until his mother and his grandparent 's decided to pay for a Military school to have called forge valley. As you can see Wes’s mother and grandparents would do anything for him, no matter what the price was they didn 't hesitate to say no with the money issue because they knew that this kid will be successful in life. Wes hated it, but he knew that if he wanted a better future he knew that this is this the only way possible and that 's what he did he grinded out the whole four years at forge valley and later on went on to graduate. I found out from the two of these kids went on to start life in one of the hardest positions anyone can be and at a young age they went on to accomplishing their goals on become successful