The novel The Pact which was read over the summer by Penn State students was considered interesting to some and dull to others. I personally enjoyed the book since I could relate to the book in more ways than one. The story takes pace in an inner city setting with three young men who become doctors and plan to give back to the community in any way they possibly can. The three young men are known as Sam, George and Rameck. Each of these characters posses a different personality which contributes to the book as a whole.
Throughout the book I felt connected to one character, that character was George. George and I share similar qualities and our lifestyles can relate. One major characteristic I found in George is his ability to take the initiative in whatever he is doing, therefore showing his sense of leadership qualities. This caught my eye automatically since I am the type of person to stand up and demonstrate my leadership to others. I feel that my leadership quality is very important to who I am. It defines me as being me.
George showed his leadership qualities by being the one out of the three to keep everyone in the group focused and determined to do well in college. I have taken on the role of being a positive and insightful leader. Right now in college I have met a group of friends and we are pretty close with each other. Our goal while we are here is to obtain a nice first year GPA and make our way to the main campus at University Park. This is obtainable as long as we are determined to accomplish this. I have taken on the role in the group to push others to their limits. I am constantly telling them to do more than they are asked and study when they are not supposed to. While sometimes so far this has been difficult, even for me I might add, we still go through with it. Sometimes we find ourselves so lazy or just so tired from partying that we can not find the energy to go the extra mile. This is where I come in, I still want to go to University Park, and I am not going to leave my friends behind.
While college times today are faced with more and more peer-pressure there are ways on getting through this. Everyday college students are pressured to either not go to class or leave work till the last minute for a little bit of fun. Surrounding yourself with positive people who share similar values helps a lot in overcoming this. I...
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...ally laid back or in a complete rush. I like to consider myself a good demonstration of both. Having a clam side contributes to being a well- rounded leader. A well- rounded leader can be flexible in any situation given to him or her. I personally feel that I possess leadership characteristics well. I do not only possess leadership qualities for myself, but also to set an example for others. By doing this I might aid them in expressing their leadership qualities, no matter their field of interest. As I help others, they might see it in themselves to aid others in finding their leadership qualities. If demonstrating my leadership qualities continues more people will be culturally aware of what they are possible of accomplishing. I look at myself as halfway there in my giving back to others. It will be a long road, but with persistence and determination I feel that I can and will do it.
The novel The Pact has given me an extra push seeing that there are some people who feel the same about society and their well-being. Society today needs more people like George, Sam, and Rameck. With me and few friends we will be those people, hopefully having more people to promote this issue.
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