How I Have Changed Since College Started

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How I Have Changed Since College Started

The beginning of life is always a spoon-fed lifestyle of parental punishment and

disciplined guidance. It is of the first decade of life through which the deciphering of right

and wrong is the ultimate essence of maturity. Tears are in response to punishment of

disobedience. Needs, as well as wants, are provided by a sheltering atmosphere of

dependence. As the teenage years start to flourish through puberty and exposure of

leadership, higher education is then instilled within the young person’s mind as the basis

for future adulthood. As I have been through these exact stages of life, I am now being

exposed to the higher education of college. If I were to look at the effect of change that

college has had on me since I started it, I can honestly say that I have grown more

independent, organized, and self-disciplined in almost every aspect of life.

Sometimes when in the realm of parental guidance, there is a mindset of

dependency that causes one to rely on others for support and fulfillment of needs.

However, when such a guidance has passed and is substituted with a means of

responsibility, there is a time to face the trials independently. Through college, I have

grown to learn of this independence. No longer is there a shoulder of Mother or Father to

cry on when things don’t go as planned. No longer are decisions made carelessly only to

expect parents to bear the consequences for me. I have learned of the importance of a

sound mind in the midst of all of my troubles. Moreover, I have learned to carry my own

burdens and to face my own problems with confidence to do even better the next time.

Organization is not just the foundation of order. It is also the foundation of precise

planning and determination to get things done in a timely manner. Within my childhood

years, I found my life to be full of time worth wasting. College, however, has caused me

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