Personal Growth Experience As a mother I have cared and tried to push my son's education so that he can succeed in his life. I came from a large family in Brazil. I wasn't the only child; I learned to share, how provide for myself, and for my 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. My father was a serious man; he had a job, and still came home to provide for all of us. During dinnertime he insisted that everyone had to be home and had to sit down at the table and talk about their day. This was a must in my family too. The reason why he had that...VIEW DOCUMENT
A crucial milestone in a person's life is the day someone calls them mature. There are about a thousand "How To" books on becoming a mature individual and none of them compare to personal experience. Maturity is not dependent on age, but the over ambiance of life and how it is lived. To be a mature individual is not something that is achieved quickly. It takes time to learn and live the various levels of maturity. Maturity is often obtained in adult hood, but in today's world it is hard to find a mature person under the age of 40. To be defined as mature, he or she must not only be wise,...VIEW DOCUMENT
The day was as normal as ever, I went to school and got back from school peacefully, until some thing happened. I found some sort of mysterious objects that is in my left hand while I was writing my fifth grade homework. I stopped doing my homework and started playing with the small rounded and solid meatball in my hand. I felt a bit funny, amused, frightened, terrified, and worried about not knowing of what is it. The next day I hurried to my parents and told them what was happened and what was in my hand. They wanted to...VIEW DOCUMENT
Until recently, very recently, I never realized the true effect that "Super Stars" have on society and ones' personal feelings. It is not often that you get to meet one of your heroes. Whetherit is one of the present day or of fond childhood memories. Sure, you can go to a sporting event, Fan Appreciation Day, inspirational or motivational speeches or any public event to see them but that is
just it, you expect to see them or you would not have taken the trip. I am talking about your plain ole, run-of-the-mill, everyday life and then, all at once, there he is.
There was my brother, his two boys, my daughter, and me. We were on the fourth day of our ten-day vacation...VIEW DOCUMENT
I knew that I would encounter homelessness when I came to Berkeley. I was expecting it, because just about everybody I knew had something to say about the rumors they'd heard filter over from the West Coast. Coming from New York, however, I figured I'd seen it all, and would be in control over whatever I would be up against. Reality quickly hit me, though, as I began to familiarize myself with Berkeley and its main streets. I'd never seen anything quite like Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. No matter how much poverty one...VIEW DOCUMENT
Blood. Blood was the first thing that I had seen when I walked in to the E.R. of NYHQ in Flushing, Queens. A young man, about the age of 25, had been injured in a car accident. There was blood running down the left side of his face. This reminded me of one of my favorite television series, "HOUSE," the only difference was that this was reality. I was standing in the middle of the emergency room in a real hospital, a hospital full of real sick people.
Community service means much more to me than completing hours for a class or for a more appealing résumé. It builds character, leadership, and integrity. It transforms regular humans in to leaders and more passionate...VIEW DOCUMENT
When I was eighteen, I believed that everyone was the same. I thought that all people were basically selfish and never really helped strangers. ( I know that is really cynical- especially for someone so young.) It was a hot July day when I finally understood that sometimes people can surprise you with kindness that is pure and help others just for the sake of doing what is right. This lesson was further shown to me with the heroic and kind acts of U.S. citizens during and after the 9/11 attacks. However, this event took place a week before the collapse of the World Trade Center. I...VIEW DOCUMENT
For a week in February when I was twelve, my mom and dad started to work hard to
set up a Credit Union party. They asked me to help them so, everyday after I got out
of school I would help them.
Finally Friday came, a day before the big bash and I still had to help set up decorations.
We were almost done but, my mom said, " Mike can you sent the tables and put up a few
lights?" After a two hours the two hundred places I had to set up were finally done. My mom
took me home. When I got home I started making...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Greenwich Association for Retarded Citizens (G.A.R.C.) of Greenwich High is a group of students interested in interacting with disabled students. These students go to the high school as well, and look forward to getting to know us. Each of the students have different disabilities but they each have the desire to make friends. This group is totally volunteer basis for all of it's members, no one has to attend. I have been a member of this group for the three years I have attended in Greenwich High. Spending a lot of time with these children I have learned to understand that they are just looking to make friends.
I joined this group as a freshman because I had worked with children...VIEW DOCUMENT
In Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", Gregor is alienated at first by traveling so much for his job and being away from his family. Later on in the story, when he is learning to live as an unwanted insect, his own family begins to alienate him. Some say that loneliness is the human condition, but how many of us have ever been truly alienated to the point of wanting to die?
I first experienced the slight feeling of alienation when I moved out of my parent's house....VIEW DOCUMENT
It was only a fly ball, but I missed it. I missed a fly ball in the final baseball game my 3rd grade year . It was a beautiful day, a few clouds covering the extremely blue summer sky. It was very hot. I remember this because of the tremendous amount of sweat that would run down my face while I stood out in right field. When I heard that crack of the bat, all I could hope for was that the ball would not come my direction. I have never had good luck, so the ball was coming right for me. I didn't even have to move, all I did was put my glove in the air and again hope it hit my glove. It did hit the glove but bounced right out and behind me. Now all there was to do was pick...VIEW DOCUMENT
Thesis Statement: Changes in life like these can change you both physically and mentally
for the rest of your life depending on the severity of the situation.
I. In early August of `96 my life at home became a living nightmare.
II. I applied to the first ad I saw in the paper and strangely enough, I actually got a call from Ramada Inn in less than 3 days after applying.
III. In my lifetime I have seen a lot of weird things and have had lots of experiences that have changed my life in one way or another...VIEW DOCUMENT
At first I never had wanted to go to college because I didn't like school, but now
as I get older I realize that I will need a college education to make it in life. So when the
question came up what college would I like to go to? I knew right away that I wanted to
go to the University of Kentucky. It is the only college that I would ever considering
going to, I love this college with a deep passion. They have my favorite basketball team
and the also represent Kentucky (The state in which I was born.).
From its modest beginnings in 1865, when it was known as a State College, the
University of Kentucky has...VIEW DOCUMENT
A knee peeks through a gaping hole where jean fabric has been torn away. Ratty pant-cuffs grind under my filthy shoes as I casually strut my way down the sidewalk. The sound of a wallet-chain banging repeatedly against my leg gives rhythm to movement. A shirt, far too large for a child of nine, drapes down sloppily to my sides, presenting the name of the music that influenced it all, Nirvana. As the initiators of the "grunge" look of the early 90s, Nirvana appealed to the masses of bored youth and exploded as a backlash to the 80's superficial "me" generation. It...VIEW DOCUMENT
It was my first visit to Florida and I was finally going to catch a glimpse of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. As a child, I heard its glory described to me by friends that had gone on beach vacations. To run and leap into the crashing waves seemed a reoccurring dream of mine. Strolling down the oceanfront boardwalk, I lifted my head high into the warm breeze, catching the salty water vapors in my nose and sighing with anticipation. The feeling of excitement never ran so intense, at least that is compared to the sudden jolt of dismay. I guess my enthusiasm...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian and European art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience.
Walking into the Hall of Buddhas, there was a sense of peace and guidance lingering inside me. The Seated Buddha, of the Tang dynasty, ca.650, from China, made of dry lacquer with traces of gilt and polychrome pigments, height 38 in, and width 27 in, sculpture-in-the-round. One of characteristics of seated Buddha is his seated posture. This posture of benevolence...VIEW DOCUMENT
I have been best friend with Amy for almost six years. The bond between the two of us is so deep at times it's scary. It even reached a point where I knew what she was thinking before she had a chance to say anything out loud. We were constantly together having a great time! Often people who met us together thought we were sisters and confused our names. In a weird sense we were sisters, minus the DNA connection. It's odd, things had been this way from the moment we met; yet somehow in the last six months everything has shifted. I'm at a turning point in my mind, should I give CPR to this dying friendship or cut my...VIEW DOCUMENT
I visited an orphanage a few miles outside Beijing with my students and we would spend 2-3 hours playing with the children. The orphanage itself contained about 80% babies all of whom were female perfectly illustrating the contempt the Chinese have for them in their society, and 20% older children with physical disabilities (both sexes, though the majority were female). We would play with the older children and sometimes visit the baby room for a quick cuddle.
We have personally not seen anything like the horror shown in the BBC show "The Dying Rooms" (forcing the fascist regime to actually ban...VIEW DOCUMENT
Welfare and school reform are two of the most widely discussed issues in politics today. Many people are calling for reduction or elimination welfare programs as well as programs that provide breakfast and lunch at schools. They argue that people should be able to provide for themselves and their children with minimal government assistance, and spending other people's tax dollars to assist the less fortunate only makes the problem worse. The main problem with this line of thinking is that it forgets about the children involved. Children have no control over what family they are born into. Many are born into situations, such as single parent families, where the families have no way of...VIEW DOCUMENT
I have recently been elected in a new statewide project in Minnesota to create and provide leadership in a small scale voluntary association for children . The focus of the small scale association is based on the United Nations General Assembly that adopted a Convention on the rights of the Child. It is a program to provide information and knowledge on the substantive right for "Protection from abuse and neglect" designed specifically for children. The right states that " the State shall protect the child from all forms of...VIEW DOCUMENT
"Is it dead? What happened!" I said as I rolled my sister's hamster around in it's
little cage. It was a Sunday evening when I said these words, I was all alone, and I was
very confused. I didn't know what I was going to do at that point. The only person who
I could talk to and help me out in this situation was a friend that I had been talking to for a
few minutes. My friend also did not know what I should do. I poked the poor creature
several times to see if it still had any life left in it. Instead of waking up and moving about
its cage, the hamster lay there motionless, like a little stuffed animal. I sat there in the
living room, talking on...VIEW DOCUMENT
"Stretch Your Senses"
Have you ever experienced an overload of every sense at once? Well, live concerts can almost take you there. I went to Lubbock to see a Pearl Jam concert in the fall of 2000, and it was truly a festival of sensory overloads. This memorable two hour experience was thrilling and unique at the same time. My body felt as if they stimulated it in every area to its complete capacity.
As the lights dimmed and quickly went out, the...VIEW DOCUMENT
In some way most people will experience encounters with the law. The only question then is, how? Many people may cross the law by their own actions or gain exposure through friends or family. My experience with the law happens to come from recent events in my boyfriend's life. A recent divorce from his ex-wife with whom he has two children with, has sent us into a legal head spin. Although my name isn't on all the mailings and paperwork, I have been with him through the procedure and the hardships legal proceedings can bring. In a divorce involving children, the courts will set up custody, child support and parenting time; these cases are handled by the circuit court.
Before they...VIEW DOCUMENT
I remember now, most vividly, the smells. Diesel fuel and electric fires give off sort of an acid, oily stink. No, more stench really, I guess, to be accurate. It is a pervading stench that envelopes and surrounds me. Overwhelms me. I was completely cut off, an island in a sea of black, choking, enveloping mist. The APC (armored personal carrier) was this smoking silhouette. It looked menacing, like the Chinese war-machine it was, until my...VIEW DOCUMENT
The assignment is to recall a dream and analyze it from one or two theoretical perspectives we've learned thus far in dream analysis. Dreams have been a vehicle to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes they pose questions which have been rooted in our conscious. Dreams are personalized works which we have consciously directed and created in our minds and no one interpretation is right or wrong. Weeks later upon receiving this assignment I had an incredible dream of my mother of which I will never forget.
It was a beautiful sunny day, not one cloud to blemish the sky. I remember this particular afternoon being warm and bright. The scenery seemed to depict a post card...VIEW DOCUMENT
What it means to be an educated person means something different to everyone. From how they achieve this so called education to how they use it in this world. Many
past philosophers have had things to say about what it means to be educated, including Socrates. Widely considered to be the father of modern thought, he once said "the world, it seems to me, is divided into the wise, who know they are fools, and the fools who think they are wise." Based on this quote alone can be found what it means to be an educated person. To be educated means nothing more then to be trained in a specific field. As well as how the truly intelligent person will use their education.
Some say that...VIEW DOCUMENT
By the time I woke up, there was a big oxygen bag next to me which had a tube connected to a mask on my mouth. It felt a little itchy; I guess that was how I was wakened. Later, I was told that I passed out right after the Tibetans put on the Hatas on my neck in Tibetan airport. I was embarrassed but more of it, I was worried. To most people, it might seem like an adventurous trip to the highest plateau on the earth; to me, it was the primary resource gathering for my Extended essay on Dalai Lama and the Chinese communist party.
Being a Chinese, writing my extended essay topic on something as...VIEW DOCUMENT