Throughout life I’ve experienced a rather unpleasant childhood with the absence of my guiding figures: my parents. Seeing them rush in and out of the house to go to the hospital with my younger brother shaped me in a way nothing else could have. It made me who I am today, as well as aspired me towards what I want to be one day.
The person who influenced me most into applying to Syracuse University was my dad. My dad graduated with a degree from Syracuse, and has always been hardworking and passionate in everything he does. Going to Syracuse for me correlates with many of the traits my dad possesses, and by going to the same college he got his degree from, I hope that I can develop many of the same traits he possesses. Attending the university where my dad got his degree from would allow me to live up to the expectations my dad has set, for with his degree he was able to acquire a good job that allowed him to move up in life. A Syracuse degree allowed my dad to move out of the projects of the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the suburbs of Long Island, giving us
The connotations associated with living in the south include the idea that family is everything. My family influences a lot of the decisions I make, and through my family I am able to learn a lot about myself. I am given an abundance of opportunities with respect to my family. For example, if it weren’t for my grandparents, I may never have traveled to Colorado and learned what it’s like to be an employee. I owe a lot to my grandparents, especially since they hired me to work in their shop every summer since I was nine. These are the types of special opportunities others don’t have. Opportunities that I cherish each and every day. On my father’s side of the family is where I gain all of my musical knowledge. With a father and a Grandfather
The things that make us different, help us unite as one great bond. We look at Jesus on the cross, and how he sacrificed his own life for our sins, we look at him as our inspiration to take our own lives and do something great with it. We look at the pedestal where Father Damien is standing, and we see that he gave his time and his spirits for the health of others living in Molokai. The reason I came here, is for my family. My parents gave me the greatest opportunity to do good with this blessing that they have spread upon me. My parents entrusted me with their hard earned money, and gave me their love and support in everything I do, and I couldn’t ask for anything more from the love of my family.
I’ve always enjoyed being in sports basically anything that had to do with me being active I would join. But as we all know being in a sport you had to have good grades at least a C or better, I wanted to do track so bad so I had to increase my grades. It was hard managing the both, I could remember all the anger and frustration inside me that I can’t hold in any longer and I start getting frustrated with everything around me even frustrated with myself. Somehow I managed to balance both and I achieved what I wanted to do.
My father is a very traditional, conservative, religious man. A product of his time, upbringing, and culture. Abandoned by his mother, neglected by his father, and raised by an aunt who already had too many children of her own, my father has always had to fend for himself. From an early age he had to start working, I was once told by him that in the absence of his father, he looked up to his bosses for a role model. A lot of them were drunks and chauvinist. My father grew around these men, idolizing them and learning from them how to be a man. Years have passed but their voices still echo his.
What if society first noticed the honorable behavior in others instead of right off the bat noticing the flaws that stick out like a sore thumb? What if everyone was recognized for the good deeds they do out of the kindness of their heart? People like that do not ask for anything in return, but instead feel blessed to be able to help someone. Even people with gratifying behavior that mind their own business and do not go out of their way for others deserve a congratulations for keeping up the good work. Realistically, it is a rare occasion that good people are praised for their behavior. I would like my dad and everybody else to know how much of a good dad, he has been and continues to be with his children. He at least deserves a huge “thank
In some situations whole families lived in a single room. Jacob Riis, a well-known social reformer quoted: ‘Look into any of these houses; every where’s the same… Here is a “flat” and two pitch-dark coops called bedrooms... One, two, three beds are there… The closeness and smell are appalling. How many people sleep here? The woman with the red bandanna shakes her head sullenly, but the bare-legged girl with a bright face counts on her fingers...."Six, sir!"’
According to the dictionary, encouraging means, “to give hope, courage, and confidence to someone.” This describes my dad perfectly. My dad is the greatest person I’ve ever met! He is a funny and silly guy with a big fauxhawk on top of his head. So, I think you would notice him pretty easily. A couple ways my dad is encouraging are that he reminds me to use my creativity, he is a great teacher, and he cheers me on.
My struggles with self-confidence began at an early age. Usually, People perceived me as the quiet, unobtrusive person in my close group of peers. Even in my family, I am apt to be more reserved than my parents and siblings. While my older brother devoted hours to playing deafening video games and my sister spent time with her friends, I withdrew to my room to draw or read. Occasionally, my grandmother would forget I was even in the house. There have been numerous misunderstandings within the house that have contributed to my bashful nature. Several of the disagreements resulted in my mother and older siblings yelling and not listening to each other. Although I considered the discord a reason to recoil and be soft-spoken, I learned the valuable
My family represents my world. Both of my parents have been there to support and guide me especially in the difficult times of my health. At the age of three, I was diagnosed with scleroderma, which has made life goals more difficult to accomplish. My parents have also sacrificed work time and career plans to attend doctor visits and provide me with all the extra medical care. At school I have grown into a strong person who can multitask because I had to stay extra hours to complete missing work. One of my goals is to attend a university and earn a degree that will allow me to help others such as in medicine, law, or business.
The screaming and angry comments are made from a personal state of mind. Parents do and go through more than what most teens could imagine. My grandfather was one. My grandfather, Jesse was a strong, emotionally and physically. Apart from all the laughs and smiles, he is one of the most adventurous men Ive ever met. To be realistic, no one's life is perfect with only happiness. In his early years, life was pretty rough for him growing up. His life consisted of hard work. He was only human to manage through such horrible events he had to go through. Such adventures formed my grandpa into the strong man he was.
My parents are both first generation American immigrants who came from low income households in India. Although they were not guaranteed much, they seized all opportunities presented to them and worked strenuously to maintain a financially stable household. However, they are also faced with the tasks of contributing to my family in India and providing for my sister’s college education. Furthering my own college education will place an enormous burden on my parents, stretching our finances ever thinner.
This research explores the impact of parental involvement as college students’ transition from high school to college and how students perceive parents involvement influence their development of independence and autonomy. Nine participants from Xavier University of Louisiana were given surveys that explored their views and relations with their guardian during high school and the transition process throughout college.
"Never forget the past…because it may haunt you forever. Regret all the bad things…cherish the good things. Look ahead always…but don't let the bad things from the past get in your mind." As a young child, there were so many incidents in my life that made me become the person I am today. There were rough times as well as good times. If I were to tell you all of them, I would remember half of them. I think some of my incidents really had some impact, and some were just simple ways of life. To tell you the truth, the incident that had the most impact on me has to be when my real father left me at the age of three. I never knew my father. I mean being a baby, you really have no experience or recognition of somebody else.