How could I blame them? An education for me was practically a waste of resources. In the end, they saw me as not someone who could reach a higher education, but someone who would infiltrate themselves in the world of dead-end jobs. I simply wasn’t worth the time of day.
In getting rid of these choices, they have secured their position of authority and government, leaving the society lacking the incentive to fight the government. They not only censor their citizens’ knowledge, but alter it as well, and nobody can say otherwise because they have no evidence to back it
I was constantly pressured into figuring out what college I wanted to earn my major in, along with family obligations, my job, and paying my bills. I desperately wanted to go back to having a carefree life of having zero obligations, unfortunately my circumstances didn't allow it. Now that I'm actually starting college, I now realize all of the problems that every other college student had to go through. Stress is now a part of my life, and I've come to terms with it as of now. In my mind, I define stress as the state of mental tension from adverse circumstances.
He has been constantly rejected by people and is forced to live in isolation. He even mentioned that the only way he had a connection to the
With technology dominating numerous young adults’ lives, friendships become unnecessary for these target victims because, as Mortimer J. Adler’s statement asserts, friendships are arduous to cultivate. In the minds of these specific people, they conjecture that maintaining friendships in the real world are too difficult to pursue, and, thus, upholding no friends is the best alternative. Unfortunately, this situation substantially afflicts these victims at their schools where they wander about aimlessly and converse with utterly no one. As a result, some individuals, at their breaking points, refuse to attend school due to its desolate atmosphere. With this particular situation fostering at an alarming rate, it utterly exhibits how friendship is a profound sacrifice worth the consequences; upholding at least one friendship widens an individual’s perspective of the endless world and injects that person in the public society.
Throughout the entire course I stressed myself to get my assignments done as quickly as possible. I had the mindset that I would not accept anything lower than a letter grade of C because that is just how I was raised. As a result, I just caused myself to become even more stressed by doing something I was not even capable of because I already had 5 classes I was taking and a full-time job. I realized that in order to succeed I had to be aware and acknowledge my own potential. I learned that in some situations it is just best to settle for what is good for one’s self and that it is okay to not meet other people’s
While I had nearly perfected my time-management skills and became incredibly independent, I was often overwhelmed and felt guilty whenever I took time for myself. I nearly talked myself out of applying for college my senior year because I felt guilty about leaving my siblings behind and having them fill my role. However, a new social worker stepped into my life that encouraged me to pursue my personal goals and provided my siblings with mentors and resources that they can reach out to. Without such resources, I would have likely been stuck in the same position and unable to pursue a higher
Becoming a first generation college student has been stressful to say the least. There is a lot more pressure on you than there may be with others who have family members who have gone to college before. Getting a poor grade on a test is totally different to a first generation student, failing this test will lower
Growing up in South Los Angeles I’ve had to deal with the stereotypes that we are all Cholos and Cholas, that we smoke, steal, gang-bang or that we are all just plain ignorant individuals that are hardly seemed destined for success, but not everyone here fits these stereotypes. I am nothing like that. I was fortunate enough to have a strong independent working mother who has paved the way for me to pursue my dreams, as a result, I have already surpassed my mother in academia by graduating high school, but I did not stop there, I have continued to pursue my education with the hopes of ultimately obtaining a masters degree in college counseling. Although I am proud to be raised in this tough neighborhood, I knew that life had more to offer than
I stopped doing my homework and studying for all my tests, I began to worry about boys and all the fun times my friends and I would have. I got suspended and asked to get sent to a anger management school to help me focus a bit more on myself, nobody would have expected that from
ASMSA is for those who want the challenge to motivate and sculpt them into a well diligent student. The level of difficulty ASMSA has to offer, is exactly what I am looking for in order to be successful in life. I, personally, want to set an example for others, and show them that life is too special to just make ends meet. I want to be a leader, and lead others into becoming a leader. I want to accomplish great things in life.
Wealth of an individual, and their health are two contracting factors in America. Usually if an individual has more wealth they are considered to be healthier. However for the Mexican Americans, this contradicting theory seems to disappear. In the film Becoming American, researchers discovered that immigrant Latinos have the best health, even though they are considered one of the poorest, socially marginalized population. Latino’s are also considered to have the best health among one of the wealthiest communities, which enables them to the Latino paradox.
Culturally, family is the base of my Hispanic heritage. As a child my mother taught me that family is the most important aspect of life. I remember my abuelita and uncle visiting every Thanksgiving and telling stories about their youth, from my uncle getting lost in Yosemite National Park to my abuelita regularly being dragged by the ear to Mother Superior’s office. When she came to visit, my abuelita would always share the family albums that she had stuffed in her suitcase. With every picture there was both a story and a lesson.