My Life 's Path And Choices Essay

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My life’s path and choices had some correlations and parallels to the writings of Weaver, Tan, and Malcolm X. To venture back to a time I have not thought about in years was difficult. My mother’s important goals for us after my father died included keeping our family out of poverty, and for her children to obtain a high school education. My family influences discussed in this paper include hard work, responsibility, and education, along with societal gender discrimination. The family influences of my past did not become my future, but affected my life choices. The traditions my husband and I made for our family come from a better understanding of our beginnings, the poverty we lived through, and the importance of education to a successful life.
My hard work and fear of failure was instilled in me by my father. My father was a strict disciplinarian and taught me and my five brothers that one must work hard, take pride in one’s work, and laziness was unacceptable. His method of instilling work ethics included fear and physical punishment. My early teachings of what constitutes work, and how one should work are still with me today. One must work hard, there are no excuses, and one must strive to provide a perfect product or service. My fear of failure is great; along with the idea that something horrible will happen if you do not succeed. My family consisted of my mother, father, and my brothers with no extended family due to my parents’ difficulties with them. My father
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