Becoming more independent at everything one does is a rite of passage. Every teen experiences this at some point in their lives. For me, this rite of passage was earning my driver's license. By completing the process of getting my driver's license, I would be able to take myself to all of my activities. This relieved my parents of a few less duties from their very busy lives. To help me become more independent, my parents gave me access to a family car, so I can have the chance to go out and drive on my own. Also, it prepared me further for college life, which I depended very little on my parents. I have learned many useful skills and tips that will hopefully follow me into my adult life and will keep me safe, even after I went through this incredible journey through my teenage years. The process of getting my driver's license was very long. First, I needed to complete 33 hours of driver's education. In this class, I learned all of the rules of the road and parts of the car. One part I particularly did not enjoy from the class was all the situations you could get yourself into from driving while intoxicated, not paying attention to the road, and texting while driving. Any of these things can cause horrific car accidents, and even death. …show more content…
I now must be conscientious of not only my driving, but that I will have other people's lives at my fingertips just because they are in the car while I'm driving. Driving is a huge privilege and responsibility that I believe, from having the proper training, I am ready to take on. I have become fully aware of the dangers I could possibly face while being behind the wheel of a car, and I plan to be as cautious as I can be. However, I have been told that driving is supposed to be enjoyable. I hope to become comfortable behind the wheel but still alert to watch out for other drivers who are not as alert and focused as I
In a split second from looking at her phone, she had clipped the median of the road and her car started to roll, which is when she was ejected 300 feet from the car. For this young lady, her life ended because she was texting while driving, but she could have easily been putting on makeup, opening a soda, or even talking to a passenger and still have been in that fatal car crash. AT&T and many other cell phone companies are putting information out there so people know the dangers of being distracted while driving. States need to start making aware the dangers that come from distracted driving and the effects that it can have on not only the driver but everyone on the road. Having a mandatory class for new drivers about the dangers of distracted driving could possibly help reduce the statistics of
We all have the power to be independent. Sometimes being independent will cause you struggle, but sometimes being independent can be a skill that can be helpful. In “Runner” by, Carl Deuker, a senior in highschool, Chance, suffers from poverty and has to learn how to be independent, because how his mom left him and his dad is never around, he is most likely at the bar. Be independent caused Chance to really struggle and he loses focus on what’s really important.. In “Gathering Blue”, KIra’s mother unfortunately passed away, causing her to be alone.
Throughout my entire life, I have challenged myself not only academically but also to better myself, and my community. I try my best at everything that I do, whether that is in my schoolwork, at home, or at work after school. Often times when people hear that I am an only child, they assume that I get everything handed to me, but that assumption is completely wrong. My parents have always taught me that you must work for success. I believe that I have been pretty independent for most of my life, not only because my parents got divorced when I was ten years old, and because I am an only child, but also because my dad moved to Colorado leaving me with only my mom and grandparents in town as my family.
To begin, many societies contribute to rite of passage. On the other hand there are self rite of passage. “Through the Tunnel” written by Doris Lessing and “Brothers Are the Same” written by Beryl Markham are examples of self rite of passage and how society contribute to rite of passage. Although there is much difference in self rite of passage and how the society contribute to rite of passage there are similarities. To clarify, “Through the Tunnel” exemplifies as the self rite of passage and “Brothers Are the Same” is classified as the society contributes to rite of passage.
Rajeh Alhajeri Christian Petersen ANTH 1100 04/26/2015 A High School Graduation In every society, there are certain times when the members of society move to a different point, or social role, in their lives. Often, these role changes are marked by rituals or ceremonies, which symbolize a move from one social stage of life to another. These ceremonies are also known as rites of passage, which are completed in three phases: the separation phase, the transition phase and the incorporation phase.
Getting a restricted licence was a huge stepping stone towards my journey to independency. Getting a restricted driver’s licence for me means more responsibilities await me. Being independently driving without my dad on the passenger seat to assist me, I felt proud of myself because I am now very close to living my life without relying on my parents. When I was younger, independence never really occurred to me as the only responsibilities I know of were making my bed every morning and washing the dishes after every meal. Getting my licence brought me to a whole new world where I could learn new things and gain a sense of independency and greater responsibilities.
In Sharon Olds’ poem, “Rite of Passage”, she explores the expectations of what it takes to be a man, doing so by describing a gathering of young boys at her son’s birthday party. The young boys in the poem act in such a way as to imitate men, making clear what type of behavior they believe is expected from men, which is seen throughout the poem through their interactions with one another. It is this imitation that is the rite of passage which gives the poem its name. While the title of the poem denotes an event that we tend to think of as being concrete and a milestone in itself, it is used in this case to illustrate the transition between the innocence of childhood and the seriousness of adulthood even if, like in the poem, it is only the pretense of such.
For the past few years I and the act of driving a car have been in an epically lopsided feud. Driving tends to come out the winner of our battles, while I tend to have to wait for my mother to pick him up afterwards. My most epic and embarrassing failures have all come from behind the wheel of a car. My history with driving has been a seemingly endless stream of calamity, frustration, screaming, and failure.