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.
As a little girl, I found it hard to say “Griffin” correctly. Most of the time when I tried to say his name it came out as “Rickin” which was then shortened to “Ricky.” Names I still call him today. But no matter what you call him, my brother is a special person and has been an excellent role model to me these past 2 years at STVM. Academically, he is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. I see each night how hard he studies and how important his grades are to him.
Today I want to explain the many ways my grandpa is a hero to me .My grandpa has always supported me and pushed me to be the best at everything I do, and taught me to never give up. Body I. My grandpa, Harold, is a hero to me because no matter what I do, if its playing a sport or learning in the classroom, he would push me to be the best. A. A lot of people have their parents to push them to be the best, but growing up my dad left when I was 2, so my grandpa became my father figure.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
The theme of this epic poem was to keep your head high. This is because although Odysseus was on a journey home that lasted a decade, he kept on motivating himself to continue his journey and return home to his family. This can be related to life because life is a hard, long, challenging story and it is up to us to motivate ourselves to get where we want. In the epic poem, “The Odyssey,” Homer does an incredible job relating Odysseus 's journey to life
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.
Steve Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, but he decided to drop out after just one semester. After this he decided to apply for a two year job at Atari. Once he saved enough money he traveled to India with one of his close friends. When he returned, he continued working at Atari where he began attending meetings for a group of people who were interested in electronics and engineering, which made this job a great learning experience for him. (“Steve Jobs and the ‘me’ generation” database p.B20) Steve Jobs had a major impact on the world due to all of his work with technology and design.
It was the only class that I had with Brian, my best friend since elementary school. “Nope, I was just going to go home and play video games.” I replied. “Great. Do you want to come to come to my house to play video games?” he said. “Sure,” we’ve had this conversation dozens of times already.
As an engineering student, I had spent my time studying my courses, hanging out with my friends and classmates, playing video games and watching television and anime shows. So I never imagined myself helping and reaching out for those people who needed some little help, especially for those elder ones. It was an enriching experience and it is an eye-opening for me to determine the true feeling of volunteerism. It was the first outreach event for the practicum class so we were all willing and determined to make it successful. A week before the event we initially made plans and a list of tasks for each of the members.
True friendships are like stars on a cloudy night, you may not see them, but they 're always there. I read this in a toilet cubicle when I was in seventh grade at school. By then, it was all about popularity, guys, makeup, clothes and all those middle school flings. It was incredibly important to me that I remained seated with my usual group of friends during lunch, and that we all remained together in the hallways. I laughed along with the secrets they shared, usually accompanied with their high pitched giggles.