The Importance Of Millbrook's Life

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Millbrook 's world was a whole different world than I had ever been exposed to. We had a very strict schedule filled with school six days a week, community service, sports, and study hall. Continuing with Weber’s “work hard achieve success” way of thinking, I put all my effort in each and every one of my classes. I worked hard in every aspect of my life and barely had a chance to take a breath. Four days per week, for a total of 2 hours, students and faculty devote time to service. Respect, integrity, service, stewardship, and curiosity are Millbrook’s core values. It is no accident that service is at the center of those values as it is a vital component to the Millbrook experience. Community service is a core part of the foundation on which …show more content…
I always had such a strong work ethic- in and out of season- good enough was never good enough. Sports have alway been a huge part in my life so the 3 sport requirement didn 't phase me much. I wouldn 't have had the opportunity to play basketball and be captain of the team if it weren 't for Millbrook. Being 5’2 didn 't help me much, but my speed and work ethic gave me a spot on the team. I was able to expand and stretch beyond my comfort zone. adapting well to the change and pressures that surrounded me. harder u work, higher rewards- captain- most improved …show more content…
Because of this, there was little room for a mistake because we felt as though we were constantly being watched. In Foucault’s Panopticism, he explains how many schools are organized along the Panopticon structure, along with prisons and hospitals. It is explained that how a person who is constantly aware that they are being watched may act in ways they would not have acted in a private setting. Being monitored- in all settings tends to make people more conscious of their behaviors and as a result they tend to act differently than they would normally. Personally, I have fall victim under this panoptic structure and made sure I was always aware of my actions. I also had to be on my best behavior because my mother worked at the school- so anything I did, good or bad would be reported to her immediately. Word spreads fast in a small school and there was no room for me to slack off. Self surveillance was always on my mind; at times it was beneficial and at other times, the stress and anxiety that came with trying to be “perfect” would take

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