Personal Growth In The Other Wes Moore By Wes Lee

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What is Personal Growth? The average person attends high school in the attempt to get good grades so they can get accepted into a college. Once in college the goal is to pass various courses with good grades so that you are able to graduate once the time is up. From there job hunting starts and people are searching for a career, something they want to devote their life to and are passionate about. That journey through all those years of schooling comes with bumps in the road, times get tough, people doubt the ability in others, and people may even doubt themselves, but growth takes place along that long journey as it is filled full of mistakes and lessons learned. People begin to find out who they really are and they’re purpose in life. Personal …show more content…

If someone is good at something then a person may get jealous and try to achieve the same success or even greater. If someone tells someone they can not do a particular thing or doubts that the person has the ability to achieve something then they probably attempt to succeed at it and prove that person wrong or to just show themselves that they can do it. Those are all driving factors that lead to personal growth. In the book The Other Wes Moore, the author Wes Moore doesn't grow up in the best area, being surrounded by drugs and other illegal activities and with that comes the stereotype of a non successful life, which was ultimately the path he was headed down. Attending military school really helped and guided him down the right path where he was able to grow and expand his knowledge. “I also noticed a man I had not seen before but whose presence dominated the room demanding not only focus, but respect”(Moore 94).He was fascinated by the idea of respect and how powerful it was.Wes moore developed talents in many areas which led him down a path of success, being a Rhodes scholar, decorated veteran, business leader, …show more content…

Some people may have not experienced personal growth yet, but many have. Personal growth can take people down unimaginable roads to find success and happiness. It can also happen and occur in many different ways. Wes Moore attended military school which ultimately turned his life around after almost heading down the wrong path with drugs and illegal activities. Tim McGraw went through a battle with alcohol addiction and he turned his life around with music and Neil Gaiman, he encouraged the young graduates of the University School of Arts in 2012 to go out and learn, try new things. When people see someone grow it can influence them to do better and be better. It can take people out of dark times, times of poverty, and times of depression. Whatever it is that is plaguing someone can be fixed through hard work and knowledge. “ Education is the most powerful weapon in the which you can use to change the world” (Nelson

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