It doesn’t matter if we weren’t on the same branch or if we just met in college, I feel like all veterans can understand each other and view themselves different from who they used to be (Question 7). Don’t misunderstand me though, I still like to hang out with my friends from high school, but it is just not the same. We might not have the same interest anymore and our mentality certainly differs. Certainly, everyone has different opinions and ideas about combat veterans. Veterans like myself, young and with determination, are enrolling more and more every year in universities.
Lives on the Boundaries by Mike Rose is an inspirational text. Throughout the text Rose is battling with loss and depression, but continues to strive to satisfy his educators. Mike Rose wasn’t the type of student who would go above and beyond to prove himself unless he had some push from his professors. Luckily he received this push throughout his entire educational career. Once an individual receives the invitation it provides a window of opportunity, a support system with the educators, and allows the student to see their potential in the pursuit of greater education.
This quote directly represents how I feel educating is important to one's self-improvement and the improvement of the work around them. It is crucial for a person to always keep learning, its what develops the brain, helps to form our character and it is a privilege that not all people are able to get. it is when we stop learning and educating ourselves out body becomes a useless vessel. But education can't help build a better future without action, one of my personal goals is to help people, inspire them and make their lives better. I was lucky enough to have a chance of getting an education, having food on my plate and a roof over my head in order for me to become who I am today.
After reading Maya Angelou’s quote, I realized there are still many things I have to learn about life. This quote made me think about how many things go unappreciated everyday, and how we should be thankful for these things. It also inspires me to work harder so that I can reach my goals in life. I need to learn this so that I can become a more appreciative and thankful person towards my family and friends.
Starting the success program, I met great people who are going to take every step with us making sure we do our best.To be apart of the program, means i have done something good to deserve this opportunity , it also gives me a head start. Learning what it would be like to be a college student is a very big step, but not only does it keep my mind at ease knowing that everyone is there to help, it also means growing up and finding out what it is I want to do at Washburn
I think it is great that were looking at all different types of diversity instead just focusing on particular subject like race. Often times, since being college student and being so busy with my life, I tend to forget how important income, education and political diversity can be in the world. Seeing world with a different lens for once really made me think about not being so quick to judge people, we all have our own story and beliefs. In Malik Sanders presentation, I learned that everyone should have the freedom to be open about their political beliefs without being scared of retaliation. In Stephanie’s presentation, I learned that it is important to embrace diversity in the workplace because not only does it bring change but it brings something special to a company and help one progress in life.
Education is an everyday topic of a conversation for both the higher and lower class. It is believed to be the key to success, the key to a new life. According to Gerald Graff, the author of “hidden intellectualism”, educators should consider street smart topics as a form of teaching the students. He believes that although street smart topics are seen as non intellectual it could certainly be used to teach students the exact way they learn from the traditional academic topics. He makes it very clear that we should reconsider our believes on the street smart topic in order to saucer the students success.
I try to be as realistic as possible in most situations, I know college is not going to be easy especially with the major that chose me. But after my visits to Lindenwood I understand all the ways that help is accessible to me. And since my failure in Algebra 2 the year prior I’ve gained new ways to make it fool proof that I remember to do my work. With the help of calendars, alarms on my phone, and writing and recording notes as the professor speaks I feel that I am prepared to succeed at college. With these tools I fully plan on surpassing others in my pursuit of higher education.
My Educational Journey Today I would consider myself an average student. On occasion I tend to slack off but what student doesn’t. At the end of the day, I always try my hardest to be the best possible student I can be but, life isn’t perfect everyone has setbacks but we have to work through it. Don’t take obstacles as a negative switch them into a positive use them as motivation to keep going, Ralph Marston states “you turn a negative into a positive, you gain twice. You are no longer burdened with the negative situation, and in addition to that you are strengthened by a new positive force”.
In life, there is always going to be something that one needs to learn; things such as yourself, other people, or the environment around you, pretty much the of do’s and don’t of life. During your journey, you are the ultimate ruler of what happens and what does not happen, but along the way, people will try to guide you and give you the best advice that they can. This is what Steve Jobs did during his commencement speech; he took what he knew life had taught him and tried to teach others about the best life one can live. After listening to the full commencement speech, one can see that Jobs wants us to live our life the way we would like to, and to make sure it’s lived to the fullest. During his speech, Jobs made an emphasis on three big ideas: You can’t connect the dots looking