What Is My Indian Aphorism

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There is an Indian aphorism “Matha Pitha Guru Deivam” which translates to “Mother, Father, Teachers, God.” And I believe it. I started my life as an amorphous piece of clay that could have been molded to any one of thousands of shapes. As fate would have it, I was born in Birmingham, Alabama to South-Indian immigrant parents. My parents, newly married, had come to the US with just two pieces of luggage, a ton of hope, and enormous faith. They were determined to improve in this magnificent country through education, ethics, and hard work.
Over the years, the nature of my father’s job required him to continuously relocate from state to state. We moved to Houston when I was just 4 months old, and it was there that I started my first play school at a local community church, and where my mother continued her education at the University of Houston. When the recession hit, my father lost his job, and my mother halted her education. Struggling to make ends meet, my parents made
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Growing up on two opposite sides of the globe, I have encountered diversity. I have friends from all around the globe, and I’ve celebrated holidays from Chinese New Year, to the 4th of July, to Diwali, to Christmas. I have absorbed the cultural and traditional values of converging backgrounds. Understanding my parent’s story, and the adversities they overcame in order to build this life helps me understand the importance of being passionate and persevering no matter what. Everything I do references back to my heritage and culture; and inheritance I am proud to receive from my parents. My dreams and aspirations are not limited by the bounds encompassed by others; what I want to do, I know I can achieve. I am looking forward to my next stage of my life, hopefully at your distinguished university. I am hoping that with your training I will someday be able to repay my parents and community for making me who I am
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