Life Essay : What Is The Meaning Of Life

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What is the meaning of life? For some people, it is to live for another person. For others, it is to live for themselves. Personally, I believe that people live to achieve goals that they have set in their lifetime, either if it is short or long term. I joined a gymnastics class when I was eight years old, and enjoyed being there for almost a year. At the beginning, I was in the third grade and to me, every subject was a piece of cake and there were no heaps of homework given from school, so I had an abundance of free time on my hands. Then I transitioned into fourth grade, and I suddenly had a pile of homework everyday that I couldn’t do, because I had gymnastics class everyday for two hours. During fourth grade, I had a sudden passion to become a doctor in the future, and with my grades that are considered almost failing, my parents would lecture me about how my grades will not allow me to become a doctor. Because of that, I had to choose to either stay in gymnastics, or to spend more time on school work to improve my grades. When reaching their dreams, people must sacrifice factors that distract them from achieving their goal and by doing so, they become more determined to reach their dreams as shown in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, and by the professional tennis player, Roger Federer.
In the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, Walter Lee Younger, Lena Younger’s son, had given away $6,500 of his father’s insurance money to Willy Harris, thinking that he
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