Example Essay on Personal Experience
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Example Essay on Personal Experience
High school just wasn’t for me. High school just isn’t for a lot of people, but adult society has its grasp on today’s youth, trying to manipulate them to conform to whatever they think is an acceptable teenager. They need to let it go. Although today’s teenagers are not as experienced in the ways of life, they among the smartest people in the world. Teenagers should be educated on what rights they have and how they can use them to their advantage. In my personal experience, I found a way around the system, and I believe everyone can. Because when it comes down to it, you don’t always have to choose the path that is laid out in front of you. There are other options.
Now, I grew up in Garden City, I always did pretty good in school , and always considered myself a pretty contempt child, but my mother pasted away in August 1999 when I was twelve. Since then I’ve basically never respected any adult guardian figures in my life. I became severely depressed and uncontrollably rebellious. I absolutely hated going to school. I hated just being there, and I hated my teachers but mostly I despised all the happy people. I always caused as much mayhem as I could and just flat out refused to do anything. Maybe it was a lack of motivation, or maybe it was severe depression, but whatever the case I continued this way for years, despite constant reminders from my teachers of my brightness and great potential.
When I got to high school my hatred for the school ran even deeper. For this is when I rapidly started to become more and more aware of their subtler Nazi ideals. For instance, there is almost a complete lack of student’s rights, including but not limited to: Students may be subject to random search and seizures by school officials at any time, a strict guilty until proven innocent guideline , and the is no true freedom of expression of any sort. It is absolutely ridiculous that they impose these rules and regulations onto students that are in actuality American citizens just like every other American citizen. As a matter of fact there are probably illegal immigrants that have more rights than high school students. I could no longer stand for this complete and udder violation of my morality and beliefs, so in December 2002 a few months after I turned 16, I dropped out of high school and moved with my sister to Liberal.
Dropping out was probably the greatest feeling of liberation and trepidation mixed into one. Liberation, because I was free to finally make decisions in my life about my future and about my everyday life. Trepidation because I had to make those decisions in my life, about my future and about my everyday life. It made me nervous to think about all the responsibility that now laid in my hands. But at the same time I think it helped me mature faster.
I decided that I needed to take some initiative and start making some of those decisions.
So in February 2003 I decided to go get my General Educational Development (G.E.D.) diploma. This was the first step into my future. With this I would be able to go to a community college, later transfer to a four year university and eventually receive a masters degree in business so that one day I may full-fill my dream of entrepreneurship and open a music store.
Getting my G. E. D. was a lot simpler that I had imagined it to be. I had to take five practice tests and five final tests. I went three nights a week and I was able to accomplish this goal in less than a month. I received my actual diploma in the mail a few weeks after. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about taking it in the first place. I didn’t think I was really ready. When I received my test results via ground mail, I was extremely delighted to see that I scored in the 95th percentile of test scores compared to that of high school seniors around the country. I was so excited, that I determined that I need to make another major decision in my life. I decided that I needed to get a job.
With a strong feeling of good fortune on my side, I went to go look for a job the next day. And to my surprise the interviewer at my first stop was extremely fascinated by the fact that a 16 year old able to receive a G.E. D. diploma. I was hired on the spot and within a week I had a key to the store and was being trained on opening and closing. I was completely ecstatic about my life and the way things were heading. I was happier than I had ever been in school. I was so happy in fact, that I decided I might actually be ready to go to college. I mean after all, everything else was working out for me.
So that summer, after a few months of working I decided it was time for me to move back to Garden City and enroll in college. I have my G.E. D. and my first job experience. I am set. All I had to do was go to the college and fill out some paper work for financial aid and I was in. My confidence is soaring and my attitude couldn’t be better. This is it, here is my chance to prove all my teachers wrong. To prove everyone wrong. This is my opportunity to get where I want and never look back. To do want I want with my life and do it how everyone said I couldn’t.
Now I suppose I actually have to pass everything. It will be a task and great leaning experience. I believe I can do it. But if I can’t, I’ll figure something out.