Professor Amy Scalara
Teen Uprise Mentoring
25 January 2013
Not Everything You Want Is Needed ($438 a week Reflection)
My first time taking this test, I admit that I failed it. I was over spent by almost $300. I have so many wants in my life, as well as a lot of others, that isn’t needed or is a necessity in my everyday life. I wanted to drive a car and to have all types of insurance for me and my family and take college classes at the campus. I never realized how lucky I am to have this type of money. I always had been living ok in my life when I started getting my own money from my job. It never mattered how much money I spent or what I was wasting it on, because I always had enough to make do with what I wanted. It is hard to see how the people of poverty go out like this and just have to live on the basic necessities of life. I mean not even that, they are living on not even enough for themselves. The life that I am living now compared to those that live in the ghettoes or in the poverty areas of America. It is surprise how they can stay as happy and positive as they are. It is also a very big surprise how people raise a family out in an environment as they do now. I understand now how I failed and it is crazy how parents don’t even think about themselves. They put their children first and have to take care of the children before they take care of themselves. I commend the people that live like this for their lives.