My whole life, I have always listened to my parents, but I have always felt like I look at things differently and have a different answer to every problem that arises. This difference of opinion continued to get worse as I got older, because I always had an argument about anything my parents and I talked about. Not only do I look at things differently than most, I also am able to take one small area of question and turn it into a full fledged loophole. My mom started to see this as a solution, rather than a problem as I grew older because she figured I could make a career out of being a lawyer. She would say things like, “You can argue your way out of a box”, and “You could have finished what I asked you to do if you didn’t waste so much time arguing.” This has impacted my life both educationally and personally, because I feel that becoming a lawyer is a realistic possibility for me. I can now take what my parents once thought of as a problem, and use it to my advantage in the future. Learning that this component of my personality could really help me in the long run motivates me to work towards that goal today. Who would have thought that arguing might actually get me somewhere in the future?
Educationally, this knowledge of what I want for my future has impacted me greatly. Having a goal at this point in my life makes me want to put effort into my schoolwork and homework each day, just to achieve the goal of making it as a lawyer. High school, which used to be a place where I could see my friends and suffer through the day, now seems like an opportunity to get the education and discipline I will one day need in order to make it through college and law school and hopefully attain a successful career as a lawyer.
Not only did this revelation impact me educationally, but it has impacted me personally as well. I had always considered different career choices just looking for a direction and a way to contribute to society. Setting a goal of being a lawyer has...
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