High School Degree Essay - Original Writing

1490 Words Sep 25th, 2015 6 Pages
I could just hear the words hollering through my ears, over and over. The slight echoes that can still be heard moments after the words were spoken as my cousins spoke their rage about school. While they may have had a chance to finish their education, they never bothered to. Simply because they got tired of being told what to do, and thought they earned enough with their part-time job and asked themselves, what good is a high school degree? That’s what I saw over the years, one by one I would see them drop out, struggle financially and emotionally. This was just a never ending cycle that I can’t get out of. I felt a bit apprehensive of when will that time come. Yet, before the feeling of giving up could get a grasp of me someone snapped me right back to continue on my journey. It was my father, and I expected him to be the last person to tell me not to drop out because I know better not to. Who can help it when you’re surrounded by people who are constantly in denial that they need to better themselves and move on from this struggle that they’re suffering from? He was well aware of the environment I was surrounded in, and would sometimes tell me with a sincere look on his face, that he wished things were a bit different. And I wished things were too, so it could be easier not just for him, but for my brothers and I. I remember when I was in the 6th grade; my teachers were preparing the 8th graders how to get ready for high school, and how things will be a bit different. I…

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