I Have the Courage and Conviction to Succeed

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Throughout school, I was never sure of myself or what I wanted to do with my life, or what I would study once I graduated. I always believed that time would help me decide what I should do. I also believed that my interests will guide me in my journey to success. We’ve heard it over and over that we need to have interests in order to start living with intention; that meaningful lives can be created through following one’s interests. In my opinion, education without interest is useless, ineffectual because I believe that interest is one of the key driving forces. Personal growth, overcoming challenges, personal development must have passion and interests at its foundations. And without interest one can never excel in any field. Yet, while true to some extent, it’s also a myth, because interests alone is simply not enough. However, I do feel that if you have the interest, you are bound to work hard enough to make yourself better at anything you do. Being passionate and interested about something is great, but it’s rendered meaningless unless we have the courage–the conviction–to actually do something with it.

I was first interested in psychiatry in high school we had a tour to a psychiatric hospital and we got to interview patients and observe them and I observed this one very sad men sitting in the yard not looking around very catatonic. Another men I watched indoors he was chasing a file that doesn’t exist these were really unhappy people who obviously and by that time I discovered that the worst kind of pain humans can suffer is not actually physical pain but emotional pain so that really deeply tight me into suffering from a lot of emotional pain psychiatry. I became interested in becoming a psychiatrist. Because I had a real interest in people, why they do what they do, why they think how they think, why they feel the way they feel. The other reason I want to study Psychology, because I wanted to help. I think this was partially down to a lot of my friends in school being upset and attempting suicide. I felt that I wished so much that people wouldn't get to such a point of sadness that they wanted their life to end. I wanted to help those people.

My biggest area of interest has always been Writing poetry.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that education without interest is useless, ineffectual because they believe that passion and interests are key driving forces for personal growth, overcoming challenges, and personal development.
  • Describes how they became interested in psychiatry in high school. they wanted to help people who wanted their lives to end.
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