Personal Narrative: My Responsibility To America

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In January 20, 1961 the famous words, “My fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country,” were spoken by John F. Kennedy at his inaugural address. Fifty years later we see hunger, suffering, violence, tears, and a life full of sadness that many countries offer their people, but then we also see the many things some countries offer their people. America offers a lot to its people. We are offered a safe environment, access to the latest technology, free public education, some of the best foods, beautiful landscapes, some of the best colleges and universities in the world. There are many people in the world who wish to live in a country like America, for this reason America is considered the land…show more content…
Since then my only responsibility has been to take everything I can from the education that I am offered. I consider taking the education I am offered to be my responsibility to America because by studying for the tests, paying attention in class, and doing homework my overall education allows me to become a better person, it allows me to grow in knowledge and not make the same mistakes that were made in the past. To see all of the people in history who have failed, and not given up just because their experiment did not work for 9,999 times. Education allows me to be someone that can give to the world and our country instead of taking. It allows me to build character, to become a better person who can keep going and not give up in life, and be someone who can make our country even greater than it already is. Education will allow me to become the General Physician that I dream to be and help save the lives of the many people that have given their part of responsibility to our country. In the words of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled , can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the
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