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The ultimate goal in life that we thrive to attain is happiness. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. It is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Materialism can lead to happiness but it is only temporarily. True happiness stems from struggling, enduring, and ultimately accomplishing the goals one sets out. Education is a fundamental tool to development and growth. From an early age we are taught that by having a proper education one can lead a life filled with opportunities. Education builds character and better prepares you for the future. As a member of the Association of American Universities, signifying its position as one of the major public comprehensive research universities in the U.S, Rutgers University is the only one of its kind in New Jersey. An education from such a reputable institution will not only aide in the advancement of my career, it will also prepare me with the knowledge and skills that is needed to be successful. With the fast food industry on a rise people are more likely to consume and overindulge in foods that may not necessarily uphold any nutritional value. The obesity rate amongst Americans has become rampant and is a serious health concern in the U.S. today, comparable to smoking. It can significantly increase the risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. By pursuing a degree in Nutrition I will possess the knowledge and skills to educate individuals and groups about eating properly. We live in a society where we tend to focus primary on ourselves and what the world can offer us. A quote made famous by Mahatma Gandhi states “you must be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Everyone needs to put forth and do their part whether it is small or large. We all live to serve and by helping others we can fulfill our own destiny. We might all be here to help each other or we might all be a part...
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