The American Dream is often sought of as the ultimate accomplishment. Millions of immigrants travel to the United States every year to chase after the American dream not only for themselves, but for their families too. No matter your social status, upbringing, ethnicity or gender, through hard work you can become anything, and my parents chased after that for me.
In the documentary “Maxed Out” it followed several families financial troubles and heartbreak which resulted in three untimely suicides. Credit card companies are much like vultures, they prey on the “weak”. They prey on young college kids in need of financial help, and older people with mortgages. None of these people truly understood how important their credit was. They didn’t, at the time, know how dangerous credit cards can be.
Eighth grade has been an unexpected but fantastic year. I expected it to be like my seventh grade year, long, boring, easy work, and only a couple of my friends are in my classes. Boy, I was wrong. Eighth grade has been a completely different adventure. The classrooms smell like people trying to hard to smell good, sometimes it gives me a major headache! The classrooms are smaller and when you walk in they are usually cold but get warmed up with in five to ten minutes through body heat. Every classroom “feels” very different. Sometimes you can just feel the positivity and it's hard not to be happy or even the other way around. You can either feel the hot air or you feel the dead cold air. The cold air feels like someone sucked all of the air
Have your parents ever made you buy something you wanted with your own money? I know my parents have. I remembered last year I really wanted to get a new Lacrosse helmet. My dad said if I wanted to get the helmet, I would need to buy it with my own money. So my dad and I made a deal. He said if I walk my dog early in the morning I would get an allowance and I would eventually be able to buy the helmet. I had to wake 20 minutes earlier than I was used to, which was tough, but I knew I would be better for the experience because it would teach me the value of hard work and getting used to not having everything handed to me. I also appreciated the helmet more because I worked hard and earned it myself.
I have high expectations for my life, and plan on making a name out of myself, which requires my financial knowledge to be greater than many. My parents have been a crucial aspect in my life because even though they struggled in the beginning, they turned their mountain of debt and turned it into a beautiful life lesson, and they have taught me a great deal. Budgeting, managing money, and not relying on plastic is, in my opinion, key components in a financially stable environment. Difficulties tend to arise more often than we’d like, but knowing how to deal with this responsibility is a crutial.
An accomplishment that saw me transition from childhood to adulthood was when I got my Eagle Scout award. Since the award occurred so close my eighteenth birthday and I had been working on it for so long. This accomplishment allowed me to look back on my childhood and reflect on everything that I had had to do to earn this award but more importantly reflect on what I had learned in my travel through scouting. This was not only a growing up process for me but for my community and family.
One achievement that has greatly impacted my life, is the honor of being drum major for the marching band. Throughout the whole audition process, and the season that followed, I have learned important life skills, that will help me in the future.
The article,”Teenagers’ Work Can Have Downsides” written by Jerald G. Bachman, discusses many advantages and disadvantages of working as a teenager. Although, Bachman has good reasonings for both sides, teenagers should be able work. There are good outcomes that come from teenagers having a job, they can learn many useful skills that they can use in the future. They could be saving up money to help pay for college. Having a job can help students become more responsible.
In essay ‘Working at McDonalds” Etizioni has expressed his concerns about a great number of teenagers who are working at fast food restaurants like McDonalds. He has tried to emphasize that this job is supposed to be a part time job for the teenagers but ever since they have started believing that working at this place is satisfactory it has made them lose interest in their education. Fast food industries are training employees who work like robots who by the way only take orders. The learning experience is equal to zero when you work at McDonalds. Working here is not only about serving food. McDonalds and other fast food restaurants like this stay open till late at night and once they close they need to clean as well. He considers working at McDonalds as child labor.
Everyone has a responsibility to do. However, for working student like me that having a part-time job while taking college courses is a big responsibility. I decided to go to school full-time and work part-time to learn to become independent. In the essay “Working at Wendy’s” by Joey Franklin, he makes a case for setting aside pride to provide the daily needs of a family. On the other hand, I think it was great to have the experience as long as it made me more money.
The best thing I had accomplishment in high school is doing my 200 over hours in the Mercy Medical Hospital. Doing this was a big accomplishment because I learned how to communicate with the people in the community and also I had also learned new things on how to take care of the patients their to make them feel comfortable while they where their. How I earned these hours was by going once a week and doing four hours and I help people locate where they need to go and I also go to the floors and help them get their things ready when they are about to get discharged. Also, when I was able to work on the weekend and during my breaks I had done eight hours each day I took the extra hours to show that I am capable that I wanna help the people
Epiphany is the feeling of realization of a major life-changing event. The day I woke up for my very first day of work was when I realized that I was becoming young adult. I 've never had a job before, not even babysitting, like every teen girl does. I was completely new to the work force. I had no idea what I was doing and I only got the job because of my mom. This job was about to change my life forever.
A truly great accomplishment is something that lasts and requires determination and extensive effort. For me, making the Texas Small School All-State Mixed Choir was my biggest accomplishment because it opened me up to new passions, taught me how to work hard, and set me on the path I am on today.
The first I ever had was an old model of the brand Toyota. It was color blue and was second-hand so I got it at a cheaper price. For a second-hand car, it was in a really good condition. Although I had to do some repainting since it had some dents and scratches on it. I remember my dad telling me that if I want to earn my first car, I need to work for it. I did some part-time works so that I can earn. My parents of course helped me with purchasing. They shouldered about half of price. My father told me that buying a car is one of the most fulfilling experience I will have in my young life because I can see where my money is going.