Many Americans now days look to further their education but often do it for the wrong reasons. Most do it to earn a little more cash, and others like me, do it to not be one more! One more high school graduate working at some minimum wage job getting nowhere in life like we had dreamed of. I didn’t want to be one more like my family was.
I come from a family of immigrants, most of which never even made it to high school. From a family who spend all their lives working at a minimum wage job, wasting away getting nowhere but having barely if not just enough to pay their bills. They spend their whole time complaining that they are tiered, have medical problems that they can’t afford to treat, or just have a hard time finding a job because they never had their opportunity to finish their education and get their dream job.
As a child I witnessed firsthand what the life of a cancer patient was like. I lived the daily schedule of one until just a week before my …show more content…
Just because my family is not as educated as I am, I am sill proud to be a part of the family because if it were not for seeing them struggle to make ends meet and for them pushing me to not be like them and use my brain for good, I probably would have been just one more.
I just hope that all my hard work keeps paying off and I reach my dream job before my life span is over.
So, if you were to ask me what education means to me, I would tell you it means a family’s small step to a brighter, better tomorrow, but doing it together. It is much more than just knowledge and wisdom that one acquires through school, especially to a family who at last has hope for a better tomorrow for future generations to come and also for themselves. Education will always be a boundary but it depends on how you look at it to how big it will impact