A Significant Experience That Changed Your Life.
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I had my life set. At the age of 15 I had no worries, no qualms about life. My daily routine comprised of going to school, coming home, resting for a while, waking up, going out with friends, coming back home, sleeping, and then repeating the same thing the next day. I didn't care about my homework, or even classwork for that matter. Why?
My dad. He was the shelter to my 'whatever-who-cares' lifestyle. He gave me designer clothing, watches and accesories more expensive than many of my classmate's whole attire, an extremely comfortable and stylish ride to go to school with- i had everything. To my 15 year old brain it was all that mattered, and my 15 year old brain knew that even if it never studied, the person whose it was, could enjoy…show more content…
Dad moved his lips wearily, barely a whisper coming from him, 'Afnan, I love you son, and I tried to give you all I could, but maybe I failed, I know i did, but I tried. Forgive me if I couldnt. But still as your dad I ask only one thing from you. Will you give it to me?'
I was at a loss of words but I managed to nod frantically, because he was the one who really did give me everything, everything he could, and I will do the same for him.
So, he continued, ' I want you to repair my mistakes and make yourself a man that your son would be proud of, that I would be proud of.'
This one single line changed the entire course of my life. I became a man on a mission, mission to make his idol proud! I started studying, I started helping people, I started trying to save my dad's fallen empire, I did all in my power!
Seeing me become sensible and seeing me actually growing up, my dad started recovering. The more sensible and practical I became the better dad got. Untill one day he was completely recovered.
To this day it has been the greatest success of my life, I know I didnt recover my dad, but in a silent word of passing I know my dad is proud of me, and that is the biggest success one can have.
That is the most significant life experience of mine because for me, it was my rite of passage, my coming of
Everyone has experience in their life. These experiences could be the incidents which has happened in someone else life or in our life. Some people learn lesson from their experiences and some experiences change the people’s life automatically. The topic I selected is about a tragic experience that happened in my life, during my early twenties. I was working for one of the largest retail companies in America which has over than 1,916 stores nationwide. Newly hired in the store, makes me strive to be recognized, famous, awarded and the best employee in it. My new job took priority over my family, and led me to leave my responsibilities as a sister, aunt and a daughter behind.
Then, one day I was injured on my shift so badly that I had to stay home sick for three months. This accident changed my view towards lifestyle, work and family. Experiences are various lessons which affect a person’s life positively or negatively. It depends on how each individual’s experience affects their view of life because experience is the best teaching resource in a person’s life. Not each person has parents, friends, or teachers to learn from; but each one has his personal experience. My bad experience led to a positive outcome. The purpose is to give a wise experience to the reader from my own experience. The audience for this essay are: instructors, students, parents, teachers and workers. The method that will be used is descriptive. The essay will describe the high expectation of living in America with the professional idealism towards family orientation.
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