Sam Stark: A Personal Narrative Analysis

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We, as a society, live our lives based on the ideal of pursuing success alongside the virtue of achieving eudaimonia, or happiness. Indeed, through personal contemplative reflection, one’s subjective interpretation of success materializes through the recognition of one’s personal virtues attained over their lifetime. Throughout time, humans have aspired for success, using their means in order to achieve their goals in effort of reaching an overall, complete state of happiness. In determining the aspects which lead to personal success, one must assess the ways in which one vicariously lives their life. Through the account of Rollins College AVP of Strategic Partnerships, Sam Stark, I will appraise the extent of his success by way of analyzing the biological factors, the psychological factors, and the social factors which encompass his narrative. Furthermore, I will reflect upon Stark’s life progress in evaluating my personal path to success. Thus, we commence this analysis by dissecting the unique anecdote of Sam Stark. On the account of conducting my research, I began by meeting with Sam Stark in his…show more content…
From a young age, Stark wanted a perfect wife, kids, and a job he enjoys. In his opinion, he’s gotten a perfect wife, perfect kids, and a fantastic work experience. Indeed, Stark has a great relationship with his wife, who is a great mother to his children, and feels an overwhelming sense of happiness through his children’s accomplishments. This is reflective on a passage from Adam Grant’s article, Raising a Moral Child: “Yet although some parents live vicariously through their children’s accomplishments, success is not the No. 1 priority for most parents. We’re much more concerned about our children becoming kind, compassionate and helpful,” (Carnahan 55). This is completely accurate in Stark’s mentality as he wants to see his children be happy and live a delightful
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