Analysis: From Mistakes To Life Lessons

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From Mistakes to Life Lessons “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has been questioned throughout everyone’s childhood. Since elementary, we had firefighters with huge red trucks, policemen with blue lights and stories about catching the bad guy, doctors showing us the shiny tools they use while doing surgery, and even zookeepers with a cute puppy or scaly alligator would come in to persuade us that the career they have chosen is a terrific career. I always wanted to be the coolest person there but, once I grew up and went from fantasyland to reality world, I realized it is not about the cool guns, stethoscopes and suits that you can have, but it’s the time, and money, invested towards college to get where you need to be. Although college is an optional path for life, not much can be done without the additional education. Usually, the first or second question on a job application asks about school history. I decided to come to college because I thought about so many people with no college degrees, whose living paycheck to paycheck, and I knew I could not live that way. My fascination with the medical field pushed me to want to go to college to know more about it. Most…show more content…
Some just think college is a waste of time because they know someone who has not gone to college and is doing well for themselves. However, college was a way to take control of my life and not only that, but it gave me the opportunity to let me be the judge of where I wanted to be in the future 10 or even 20 years from now. The saying, “You have to work hard to get what you want,” applies to almost everything life throws at you including college. Therefore, I do not see any other option besides college, to make an impact and to grow spiritually and intellectually. Is it going to be tough? No doubt. Will it be worth it in the future? Most
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