Life is presented with a turning point, or life changing experiences, whether it is good or bad. Some people who had a life changing experiences had changed their lives, and also their countries’ lives. Three people that had a turning point in their lives are, Melba Pattillo Beals from memoir Warriors don’t ryWarriors Don’t Cry, Jackie Robinson from autobiography I Never Had It Made, and “The Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel, which highlights Feng Ru. Melba Pattillo Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru had affected their country, and their lives. They affected their country and their lives because they inspired many people, faced life changing experiences, and made an achievement for their own country.
When you have a turning point in life they are usually difficult and challenging. The story’s “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Patillo Beals, “The Father Of Chinese Aviation” by Feng Ru, and “I Never Had It Made” by Jackie Robinson all had some life changing experiences in their life. Jackie Robinson his turning point was he was the first African American to play in the M.L.B,Melba Patillo Beals her turning point was she had to face rudeness, segregation all that horrible stuff and she couldn’t even go to school for 2 days, and finally Feng Ru His turning point was he had created the first airplane in a 10ft shack and put the pieces together all by himself. They all made life changes and impacts on their countries. Feng Ru, Melba Beals, and Jackie Robinson all inspired people to above and beyond, They also inspired their country by making changes and great impacts on their country.
My mother and father have always wanted the best for me, like all good parents do. One of the many things that they expect from me is to receive a college education, something that they never had the chance to do. My parents always advise me to not to make the same mistakes as they did, to go to college so I can get a good job and not have to struggle in my life.
Prior to this realization, my dreams and aspirations for the future were minimal. I performed well throughout elementary school, and I was moved up a grade because my reading and math skills were advanced. However, when I began attending middle school, the new atmosphere combined with all of the new awareness I gained as I started transitioning from a child to an adolescent ended up in me lowering the expectations I had for myself. Once I regained my optimism and saw that Oakland is not what people say it is, I began seeing life in an optimistic way as
Turning Points are often when something unexpected or something you can’t control happens in your life. The texts that concluded this idea was the Autobiography “ Warriors Don’t Cry’’ by Melba Pattillo Beals, the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, and the Drama excerpt “Dragonwings”by Lawrence Yep. Melba Pattillo Beals, The Main Character of The Road Not Taken, and Moonshadow all faced life changing experiences, that changed a big part of their lives.
Turning points can challenge your life at times. It can make your life better or worse.
Everyone has their own difficult challenges that they have to overcome. For example, John Proctor has to deal with his mistake of having an affair with Abigail Williams. Integrity, pride, and a good reputation are important to John and also to myself. I believe that I can relate to John Proctor because of the way he handles different obstacles.
The Battle of Saratoga in September and October of 1777 is the turning point of the Revolutionary War because the French joined with allies, British troops surrendered their arms, and the Patriots had crucial victories. It was a victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution and is the most decisive battles in history.
Life’s success is achieved in different ways. (Director, n.d.) A lot of television programs and magazines instills the idea in us that being successful means; having a fulfilling career, having a lot of money and being powerful. Most religious and spiritual organizations, in contrast, claim that success means being at peace with God and finding spiritual happiness. (Berger, 2013)Another idea regarding success focuses on a relationship. Relationships success involves spending time with friends and family and being surrounded. College education can assist in achieving some types of achievement. (Berger, 2013)However, it makes little or no difference whether the individual is successful or not in other life areas. Some professions such as medicine, law, engineering and teaching require college education. (Allen, 2011)However, some careers such as sports star, business person and movie star do not require college education. (Director, n.d.)These people are yet considered successful. As a matter of fact, achieving spiritual happiness and being surrounded by friends and family in a successful relationship has nothing to do with college education. (Berger, 2013)
I am taking college classes in hopes of obtaining a desired career in the future. In order for me to pursue my dreams of becoming a physical therapist, I need to complete the required college classes in order to get into medical school. Once I have completed medical school, I need to complete other requirements to become a certified physical therapist. Obtaining this career would not be possible unless I started out with taking college classes. Along with the hopes of being a physical therapist, I am also taking college classes for financial reasons. Even though a college education does require money, I am more likely to earn a higher salary job with an education than without one. I want to be able to support myself and a possible family in the
On September 8, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia, President Barack Obama issued a “Back to School” speech. In this speech, he outlined the importance of a student’s education and how it may reflect on their future. President Obama plans to encourage students to try their hardest in the upcoming school year by convincing them to “put their best effort into everything that they do” no matter how challenging life may get at times.
Most transformative moments in life can be caused by the smallest of occurrences in life. Often people do not even realize that a pivotal moment in their life is happening. Someone may realize when they are mature enough that there was one special moment during their childhood that ultimately determined their lifelong goal. For others, they probably realized an “aha” moment right when it happened and from then on decided that they knew what they want to accomplish later on. I actually have taken from both sides of the spectrum from realizing that one special transformative moment but also not even knowing that it would end up steering me towards my current career choice.
It’s difficult to pinpoint a specific moment in one’s life in which your life is transformed. We often realize that this moment is so signingagent when looking back on personal experiences and don’t realize it at the time. For me, this moment occurred when I realized that I had taken what I love most for granted.
Who am I, where am I going, and how do I plan to get there? That is a really good question. To begin with, I am the only child of Martha Ramirez and Rosario Ramirez. I come from a family where not a lot have finished school, but are grateful for what they do have. Throughout my life I have learned to be grateful for everything that I have, to be someone in life, and to follow your heart no matter the situation.
There are many incidents one met in life that change the whole concept of living. Similarly I had an incident which not only change my vision towards life but also to the words you speak and how much they hurt someone enough that you then regret of saying them.