Essay on How I Changed My Life

1021 Words Oct 1st, 2014 5 Pages
When I was young I used to live in a poor neighborhood in Arizona. I lived in a one room house until my sister was born, and then we expanded to two rooms. We did have running water and electricity, but no heat. After my mom and dad divorced, my mom, sister, and I moved in with my grandparents in Groton Long Point. For me and my sister this was a big switch. We went from living in a two room house to a house that could sleep thirteen comfortably. Changes like this in my life have made me realize that the economic divide between the rich and poor is large, and that the rich are getting richer and the poor aren 't having much progress. But also that money does not necessarily equal peace of mind. During my childhood, I have taken six summers worth of tennis lessons from the local yacht club. Back then it was a very good deal, thirty dollars for a month. Now it would cost you about one hundred twenty per month. The reason being is because over the years Groton Long Point has been trying to be more exclusive. Aside from overpaying the yacht club has been doing other things to keep people away. In order to be an affiliate you must be a resident of or renting a house in Groton Long Point, and living there is very expensive. Even to park there you need to buy a parking permit for the season. So basically the only people who are in Groton Long Point are the rich people, their friends, and me. I’ve always felt sort of strange living there. It’s not that I don’t like the people,…

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