When the odds are stacked against me is when I truly believe I am strongest. A scholarship would assist me in achieving my long-term goal of Social Work and being able to help disadvantaged youth overcome adversity. My grades are not spectacular, but they are solid. I am persistent and I complete what I have started.
There’s no way to understand your life–the privileges you hold–without understanding the past. You must be thankful for all the things your loved ones have done for you, and I’m sure that I am. I can’t imagine my life if I were in my parents’ shoes, if I faced the struggles and hardships they did, and I know I wouldn’t have the courage to be as decisive as they were and are. Their perseverance and determination make me content with my life now, knowing that it could be much worse.
“[...] the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp” (34). He was aware that there was still a lot of work necessary, but not once he doubted that he would achieve it in the end. “ […] but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.” (35) It is again a sign of his narcissistic nature which does not permit him to question his ability in the least.
Although Skurzynski’s story was interesting, I did not find it as intriguing or relatable. The Nethergrave was about a boy, Jeremy, making a decision to remain in the world he felt awkward and uncomfortable in or to leave and become apart of a new world in which he was never to be abandoned in. The idea of a boy feeling abandoned and awkward in the real world and escaping into what seems as a new and better world is a very strange idea. Most people have sometimes felt awkward and embarrassed in this world, however it is not morally correct to leave when times get tough.
He says, “I can think of no one objection that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it be urged that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom.” He then stated that his family would not be affected because his children were already grown, and his wife was past the age of childbearing. Is that a
The 14th century till now wouldn’t be figuring out how to survive but rather on how will we move forward. I would go back in time because helping people progress and become healthier is my passion. Working in hard and harsh conditions is all worth it if a person is heathy and can live another day. There’s nothing more heartwarming then to see and adult, a teenager or even a child live another day due to someone who has a way, someone to be there for them. I want to be that person who can save a life, and see hope in a child’s
That 's what I would have told you then because that 's what I believed. I was wrong - very wrong - immeasurably wrong. The beliefs I had were shattered one by one. The moments of doubt, unexpected and unsettling came at me at the most inopertune time. I was thrust on an unplanned journey with no road map requiring me to find an inner compass at a time my kids needed stability the most.
This quote is very important to me because there has been many times in my life that I was to afraid to take a risk, yes I may have made the safe choice but what if I would have had the courage to do the hard thing? Where would be my career or relationship’s be? I think that I can live a better life with less regrets and more adventure, in the future I will try to face my fear of failing and purse my personal legend. Just like Santiago kept pursuing his destiny even though it would have been so easy to give up just like the crystal merchant, Santiago was rewarded in the end with a great adventure, knowledge and worldly treasures. To finish my story Andrew and Jonathan both went to collage, jonathans fear of failing in baseball got to him and he thought he would complete collage and not get drafted into the major league and be left without a job or career, so he choked and his baseball career suffered, and he never made it to the majors.
Why do some people struggle more than others? A question that I have wondered most of my life. As a child, I was raised in a Puerto Rican household while attending predominantly white catholic schools. My parents intentionally and directly tried to remove all barriers to my success. From my white-sounding name, catholic schools, to accent training my parents immersed me in a culture much different than our Puerto-Rican heritage.
Looking through my grandmothers closet clearing, I was tasked with clearing out unwanted belongings. After hours of cleaning, I found a peculiar tan box. Opening it, I gasped as I saw pictures being filled to the brim. The pictures were old, worn out, blurred, having to squint to make out the picture. Looking through the photos, I come across a man I’ve never seen before.
Imagine what it is like to be seven years old moving to a country where you don’t know anyone, you don’t understand the language, and everything seems foreign. When I first arrived to the United States, I didn’t have friends due to my inability to speak English. It wasn’t an easy journey, but my determination to achieve the American Dream gave me strength to keep going. I decided to take English courses during my free time, and now I am a great writer who is fluent in both English and Spanish.