Personal Essay: My Experience Of An Experience Bank

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I believe that an “experience bank” is a place where everything we been through goes. We experience new things every day and all of these experiences go into our “experience bank” for us to learn from and help us in the future. All of these experiences shape you into who you are today. Throughout your life, these experiences will make you wise, more knowledgeable, and helps us teach others. By having an “experience bank” we are able to look back on our experiences and prepare ourselves for the future. I have many experiences saved in my “experience bank”. Throughout the class, I used a lot of my experiences during the class discussions and the online discussions that we had to do. Many of the books we read and the discussions about the books …show more content…
I’ve been to many different places and countries like Japan, Aruba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. I got to see how different cultures live and I also got to see how well off the United states is. Before reading the book evicted, I didn’t realize how hard it is for people to find and stay in a home in the United States. I was raised in a house my family owned, there was also food on the table and whenever I was hungry, and I never had to worry about not having a place to sleep. I always have known that a lot of places outside of the US struggled with poverty but I never really realized that many people struggle with it here too. Matthew Desmond wrote in his book Evicted, “Every year in this country, people are evicted from their homes not by the tens of thousands or even the hundreds of thousands but by the millions”(). This is so sad to me knowing that there is so many people having to deal with this, that it is impossible to help them all. I have always liked helping people out and I wish that I could help them all but I know I could never do that. Reading this book was a huge eye opener to me and it taught me to never take anything for granted because it can be taken away in an instant. I could never imagine growing up like the families in this book and I am very thankful that I didn’t. I just wish there was something that I could do to help them …show more content…
I have learned so many things from Moore. Not only did I read his book, but I got to hear him talk and tell us his experiences through convocation. He has taught me to work hard for what I want and never settle for anything less. One of the biggest pieces of advice that I took from The Work was to not be scared for the future and that it’s okay not to have everything figured out. Wes Moore said “Our adult lives begin with a first moment of stillness. We leave school and there’s no next grade to go to, no one to tell us how to spend our time”(). To me, This is a very powerful quote. I have always been worried and scared for my future. A lot of my friends and family already have their whole lives planned out. My parents were married and had kids by 18, my grandpa knew by the age 16 that he wanted to run his own ambulance company and be successful, and then there 's me who doesn’t even know what I want to do tomorrow. But after seeing this quote and sitting down and figuring out what it means to me. I became way more comfortable not knowing how my life was going to turn out and how I have nothing planned for my future other than a few dreams. I’m not scared anymore about that first moment of stillness after college. I’m ready for that day because I know that with hard work and pushing myself through these next 4 years, My future will be great and I will be able to do whatever I want. I will get a job that I

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