Every person goes through different experiences that influence the way they mature and the way they decide future plans. My personal experiences include family factors that influenced the way I am today. I have not let the unfortunate events let my future plans differ from what was planned but they have allowed me to accept the things I cannot change and also make me realize the things I can. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change: courage to change the things I can: and wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Neibuhr quoted this in his lifetime and it has significance to my family. It came into my family 28 years ago from my father during his recovery time. It is a common quote that is said for recovering patients and treatment centers. In the last few years I have finally been able to interpret the quote and use it in life for myself. There are things that I absolutely cannot change and personally I hate that, however, I believe through faith I am able to decipher these things I can’t truly change. Some ideas and things I can change, but may also be intimidating. I refer to this quote and I am to push past those tough times and am able to change what I may not want to. To know the difference can be the hardest part in my opinion. There are things I want to change, but absolutely cannot do. To be able to use this quote in my life along with my faith, I can conquer all my goals and dreams and that is this specific quote means a lot to me. My
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I can understand your experience as well, I went through a similar experience where my faith and my health was tested. I was always doing and going and all of a sudden life happened and I was never the same again. God had to use something that I didn't take advantage of and use it as a thorn to keep me in reverence of Him, in humility, and realizing I could not live nor do life in my own might and strength. You would be amazed how life has a way of setting you off course from the path God has you on, but I would not change the growth He has done in my life, and more importantly, my heart. At times, your heart has to soften in order for God to do the healing He wants to do in your life. People may not notice your change until they see how your
We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations, and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors helped you to grow? (800)
Have you ever had any experiences that you don’t realize are life lessons until you’re left to learn from them? They’re the kind of life experiences you wish were just bad dreams because they stress you out to the point you hate yourself for what you’ve done or put yourself through. Sometimes God presents us with difficult situations to test us and our reactions. These are also the experiences that inspire you to be a better person, and teach you that you can get through the rough patches in life perfectly fine after all. For me, life has recently presented me with some pretty recent trials, all in a matter of a few consecutive months, that have tested me. Going through an unpleasant break-up, being sent to a girls’ home not long after, and finally coming home to a sort of unfamiliar routine. That’s where I am in this process; learning from my mistakes and allowing myself to realize that these lessons and events are what God has planned for me to encounter.
I believe that sensitivity and appreciation of others develop from vivid experiences and interactions with people from different cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds that challenge my worldview and help build relationships with those around me. First and foremost, these experiences have also taught me that appreciating yourself before others is essential for growth.
A string of continuous challenges in life often feel overwhelming to the point that people want to throw in the towel amidst such unfortunate events. Personally, I have been a victim of a myriad number of challenges and unfortunate events throughout my life that at times, it almost feels like all is lost. Nonetheless, it is the thought of a better future and upholding the hope that someday things will be better that has kept me going all along since I was a child. In fact, it is my belief that being enrolled at Rice University holds the key to unlocking my futuristic foresight that is full of success.
A chronic health issue that individuals experience that is often seen by health psychologists is addiction. Addiction can be defined as a physical and mental depended on a particular substance. This means that one is unable to stop taking that specific substance without adverse effects (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary). The most commonly seen in substances are alcohol, tobacco, opioids (heroin) and many more. List of impulse control disorders would consist of gambling, and behavioral addictions can consist of food, sex, video games, etc. (Tracy). There are many different classifications of addiction and they can all play a very important role in the effects of the individual, family, and others that may be in association.
I always found it challenging to say what my ethnicity and culture was. If anyone takes a look at me, they would say I’m Indian. Then I tell them I am on my mother’s side, but on my dad’s side, I’m actually from Pakistan. They only get more confused when I tell them my dad only lived there for 10 years and lived in Sweden for most of his adolescent life. That only tells people what my heritage was, but that’s where I begin to get befuddled. Even though my parents are from there, I was born and raised in the United States. I always had a difficult time defining myself culturally because I had deep Desi roots, but I was also a “normal” American. Just like most American teenagers, I go shopping at the mall, hang out with my friends, go to the movies, and spend hours listening to music off of Spotify. However, I still was different. Unlike my friends who could get Bs and Cs, go out without asking permission first, and wear short shorts, I had to get As, ask several times before going out, and had to stick with fingertip length shorts. Being culturally different from most of my friends always made me stand out in a crowd for both my skin color and for the way I acted which made me seem vastly different from “normal” Americans.
Watching my brothers graduate from college and move to far-off locations, doing interesting, fulfilling work and having exciting lives filled me with envy. On Sundays when they would load up their new cars to drive back to their jobs in neighboring states, I wished I could go along, just to hang out in one of their apartments and see what life was like on my own. Monday arrived too soon, like a rocket powered by the most potential caffeine and urgency imaginable, and I was back to school. I could hardly wait to get through my own classes at the local university and get out on my own, with them. One lived in San Diego and despite the reputation of California of being expensive to live in, he had somehow found an apartment that was less than many in our home city. With the goal of moving to the same apartment building as my brother, I was galvanized on finishing the school year as quickly as I could and moving out to San Diego to spend the summer with him. I envisioned we'd have a great time together.
As a child, my parents signed me up for the Boys and Girls Club summer camp. The composition of this summer camp was not like those of the summer camps that I had originally gone to, such as those focused on math and science, composed of children who were predicted to be successful scientists or engineers, it was composed mainly of low income children who had experiences that differed from my own as a child of middle-class parents. Initially, I felt like a complete outsider. Yet, as time subsided I realized that I had to face the challenges associated with developing relationships with people who have diverse perspectives and backgrounds. I learned how to effectively work with diverse groups through completing service projects and team-building
The topics for this essay are challenging for me to describe life experiences, because I feel there is a deeper meaning behind happiness, evil, and a higher power. People decisions and actions determine how my day will go, due to modern society and the need for financial security. The high demand of security and keeping up with modern technology distracts individuals from their health, causing an unbalanced world of individuals. When we are balanced as individuals, we tend to feel good about yourselves, otherwise we feel bad, or our actions can be evil due to an experience or negativity or neglect. I feel anyone is able to change due to our bodies being able heal, and our inner energy creates this possibility or we allow the negative to control our energy. By creating a balance of life and surround yourselves with people you want to be a like, or around because we cannot control other people actions.
We all have our own opinions on things. Some people have strong opinions. When people with strong feelings get together and notice they have differing opinions, it can lead to arguments. That’s what happened in my case. Recently, I experienced my first big fight with my parents over how many college classes I should be able to take.
In the tapestry of life, I’ve have accustomed myself with people from diverse colors of race, textures of belief, and patterns of culture. Different threads of individuals with their unique life experiences have surrounded me in my every stage. Each relationship has woven me into an expressive piece of fabric that refuses one-dimensional uniformity.
When I was young I didn't realize that my life was different from anyone else's. I thought everyone lived like me. That it wasn't that unusual to have an alcoholic father who was always angry, and that no one else had enough money either but they were just better at keeping up appearances. I was a naive little girl who didn't know any better.
Everyone has been through a personal experience, whether it has changed their lives for better or worse. These experiences can be eclectic events such as going out to explore the world or even devastating events such as tragic accidents. My personal experience occurred a year ago during the summer when I took a trip to visit San Francisco, California with my family. This trip to San Francisco was a thrilling adventure due to the city being very beautiful and breathtaking. During my visit to the city I was able to take part in the beaches, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Six Flags.
Do you ever wonder why you are put into situations that you don 't know how to deal with? Would it disappear if you went to sleep? Well in most cases it doesn 't, you have to stop wondering and start facing. Life situations or, how I like to call them, opportunities open many doors ahead and it is up to us to choose one and step inside to live a new wonderful experience. I was put in a situation to take a decision that will change my life 180 degrees. Actually, I put myself in this situation which is not a negative one but rather risky. Decisions that lead to change always scare most people, to the extent that they spend their whole lives trying to avoid them. However, you should take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way and try hard to get the best out of it, as it will definitely change your life.