A Comparison Of Helen Keller And Brent Staples

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Two readings that I personally felt that I connected to were both Helen Keller and Brent Staples as well. Those two stories connected with me, not a whole lot but there were some parts then and there that connected with me. I strongly feel that I can make certain connections with Brent Staples. To him, he always thought the negative of himself first. “It was clear that she thought to herself the quarry of a mugger, a rapist, or worse’ (464). I relate to Brent because for myself I tend to think the negative of myself first instead of the positive in me. That I’m a failure, a loser, a nobody, and going to end up nowhere. But I also make sure that doesn’t end up happening, and won’t let anyone get in my way because I’m proving them wrong for…show more content…
“Light give me light, was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour” (92). Helen had it the worse, she was blind, deaf, and could hardly speak. But with the help from her teacher, she was able to finish school and even graduate from college. Giving all of us hope and think to ourselves that we’re able to do anything no matter your situation. “I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbor was” (92). That was telling me that since she couldn’t see, hear, nor speak, she was helpless, but all that didn’t stop Helen from moving forward and being successful, finishing school even graduating from college. That impacted me in a way telling me to not quit when things become…show more content…
One of those would be my former football and strength coach, his name is Brian Byers. He is the main reason why I’m currently in college. Hopefully one day I’ll fulfill my dream job as a strength and conditioning coach. He’s helped me a lot and I want to do the same and help out others. He believed in me when no one else did in getting stronger and faster, and till this day I can’t thank him enough. My second role model is my beautiful mother. She’s a woman that has sacrificed so much in her life. Till this day I don’t know how she is still standing on her feet. I look up to her a lot, but she doesn’t know it. She also has this saying that has constantly stuck in my head and also at the same time motivates me “You got to struggle to be successful, because it’s not going to be easy”. My third role model would be my father. Both of my lovely parents are immigrants from Mexico, and they have been through a lot and have sacrificed so much. Both my parents have sacrificed not seeing their families, even sacrificing their own life’s just to make mine and my siblings easier. I hope one day I get the chance to thank them back, because I know a simple thank you isn’t
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