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    As a young adult coming from a lurid environment, I was obligated to cope with physical and mental abuse until the age of fifteen. It was then when I abruptly discovered myself abandoned and homeless. Still a child, I was doubtful of my own capabilities. I did not know what to do or where to go, so I concentrated on the one thing that I knew I was moderately good at school work. After living an increasingly nomadic lifestyle, I was coaxed to apply for several universities by my high school’s novice college advisor. With my independent temperament, I pressed my nostrils into a computer screen, which drove me to my acceptance into Pennsylvania State University. Being admitted made me comprehend that I could do something with my life. It urged me to perceive that I could be better for those around me, that there is hope for a better existence. It had unveiled that there was something further out there, waiting for someone like me. Grasping to have a higher education has altered my world so vividly, that I am still taken back when I…

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    The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University is a 159 year old institution rich in history. With 24 campuses throughout the whole college, it is one of the largest universities in the United States. Not only does Penn state have marvelous academics, Penn State has the largest student run philanthropic organization, including a 46 hour dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer. With all included, PSU had one of the most famous college football teams in the…

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    in leadership today. He is either loved or hated almost everyone in the United States of America, they appears to be no middle ground with people feelings toward him. The unique thing about Trump is he never held any kind of political office before taking on the role of President. Donald Trump got his start in the family business after graduating from Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump was given control of the company, which he later…

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    Adopting A Growth Mindset

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    (2006) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (SECOND SOURCE) 3. From Dr. Barry’s intro this semester: She has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Houston. She also has a Master’s in Psychology, and undergraduates in Biology and Psychology. She states that she has been teaching developmental courses for over 18 years, does research, publishes papers, and does other scholarly activities to share her work and learn from others. (FIRST) According to Carol Dweck’s book…

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    Benjamin Franklin believed that every person can become more wealthy, healthy, and wise through hard work and self discipline. I believe in his belief because it doesn’t matter how difficult or easy it is to accomplish a goal; at the end of the day, what counts is the satisfaction of the work and experience a person puts into it. Franklin didn’t favor luck or opportunities, but instead became successful through hard work. Franklin was many things such as an author, inventor, scientist, and a…

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    I removed the golden key harnessed by a Penn State lanyard from my pocket, and placed it into the keyhole of room 715. A room that would be my home for the next year and a university that would be there for me for the next four. A mere 10 hours before that moment I was at home, getting ready to leave my house for my final day as a camp counselor and for the final day in Willow Grove Day camp’s sixty-two year history. I threw on my staff shirt and mesh shorts, grabbed a quick chocolate chip…

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    At a young age I struggled with my studies and often was placed in resource classes which was for more one on one care. But because of the embarrassment I would often push myself so that I would no longer need the help. This happened every year until I was in junior high. I had a lot of goal when I was young I wanted to go to college and be the first one to get a degree. This came with a whole lot of challenges and tears but I was determined to get a scholarship and move to Pennsylvania to…

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    In Requiem for the American Dream, Noam Chomsky describes the vicious cycle of how concentration of wealth supplies concentration of power, and the political power turns into legislation which concentrates more wealth, and so on, and so on. Chomsky talks about how people will never be able to reach the American Dream. People will never reach the American Dream because of what Chomsky stated in his documentary, which is because of the wealth of nations, the attack on solidarity, and marginalize…

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    audience to understand these virtues and how they can be implemented on a personal level within everyday context. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, one of this view’s main proponents is that Temperance is to “eat not to dullness. Drink not to elevation” (78). The context behind these words is that Franklins is stating to not overindulge when it comes too eating or drinking. This would be one of the founding principles of Franklin’s virtues. These can be seen within everyday society…

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    I was now playing on a select team and also on a premier club team. I was feeling great. During my eighth grade school soccer season, I was the top scorer for my team and I had high hopes of making Varsity soccer as an entering freshman. Two weeks prior to the start of soccer season, I broke my ankle playing indoor soccer. I was overcome with more disappointment than imaginable. I felt like the one thing I had worked so hard to accomplish was once again taken away. Similar with The Pact when Sam…

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