How To Write A Personal Essay On The American Dream

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Personal Essay I am a child of the belief in the American Dream. Many years ago, my parents had come with their families to America for the opportunities they didn’t have in South America. Life has never been easy for them and they have engrained that into their three kids as well. From them, I have learned that nothing is handed to you on a silver platter for your taking. I have learned that if you want something you can’t just wait for someone to come and hand it to you; you must go and get it. As far as I can remember, my siblings and I have always been spoiled. Not in the way you would think. It was more like, we’d get a free toy from McDonald’s every so often and a whole lot of showering with love. We were spoiled frequently with mouthwatering homemade meals, quality family time, and a love beyond belief. Throughout my childhood, and even to this day, I live by this framework that has been taught to my brother,…show more content…
Yes, for a good part of the time, I can be selfish and greedy, but that is just human nature. To look out for others seems to be more of a challenge, than looking out for just yourself. As for empathetic, I would go as far as to say that my heart can be bigger than my body at times. I often find putting myself in the place of others, helps me to generate a response or reaction to a person’s situation. On the other hand, my father taught me that if I want to get somewhere, I need to set a goal and figure out how I’m going to get there. I was taught that setting a goal, doesn’t have any benefit to you. That the actual benefit comes from the pursuit of that goal. Another lesson that’s stuck with me for much of my life is that I need to do things with confidence. Naturally, I am a very timid and quiet person. This has often come to conflict the confident nature my dad wishes to see within me. My siblings and I know the importance of these lessons and carry them with us

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