I Am An Only Child Essay example

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The first thing that comes to a person’s mind when they hear “only child” is probably the typical stereotype that an only child is spoiled, dependent and selfish. Now, I myself am an only child, nevertheless I believe being the only child in my house has shaped me into the dependent, hardworking, self-motivated person that I am today. As an only child it can be lonely at times because I never had siblings to be live in playmates growing up. I also feel like I grew up at an accelerated rate being around adults more than children my own age, and while back then seemed like a curse I now think of it as a blessing. I matured quickly by being responsible and getting a job as soon as I was old enough to work, I even started working for my father’s business as early as middle school because I enjoyed having my own source of income. I have always been self-motivated with things like school and work. My parents never went to college so when it came time to apply for schools and financial aid I had to be driven enough to figure out all of those procedures on my own. Since I am an only child, I was the only one around for my parents to praise and they held extremely high standards for me to meet. While expecting more from me my whole life, I could not have asked for more supportive parents. I find myself particularly lucky to have the parents I do, because while I am exceptional at pushing myself to excel, they definitely played a large role in my success so far in life. As a senior…

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