College often is seen as a choice expected of teens to make. We are supposed to go to college or have to go to college before our lives can begin. I like to think college is about preparing us for our lives. It is the building of a raft before we journey down the river of life. Bumpy this ride may become, but our education will keep us afloat. I have chosen college to become one step closer to my goal. That is I plan to be a doctor, a healer. Through undergraduate school I will further my education so I may apply to medical school and become a physician. For as long as I can remember I have always looked up to doctors and other practitioners they devote so much of themselves to helping others and expect little in return. However, college isn’t cheap and I wish my parents could afford to pay for my school but we are nearly living paycheck to paycheck and student loans are a nasty business. I have the talents necessary to go far in this world but I haven’t yet had the chance to get a foothold. I am well motivated no matter the subject, I have an unmatched level of patience, and I love for knowledge deeper than most.
The value of self motivation can best be observed in a high school atmosphere. Those with motivation towards only the things they excel at tend to include the football players, the nerds, and the cheerleaders. These no doubt are stereotypes, and there are always exceptions to this idea. For the most part, these types of individuals excel at what they are stereotyped as. I employ a different path, that is, I am motivated to excel at everything I do. I don’t always fare well at what I’m doing but that’s not the point. I do this to become a well rounded individual. This way I may create my own opinions, break free from any social bondage, and get a taste of all worlds so I may find my calling. I’ve tried baseball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, tennis, literature, computers, and mathematics. Only when I tested my...
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