Essay 5 - A Combination of Different Factors - Guidote 1 Maria Clarissa G Guidote Professor Daniel Clark English 80 29 May 2015 In Class Essay 5 A

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Guidote 1Maria Clarissa G. GuidoteProfessor Daniel ClarkEnglish 8029 May 2015In Class Essay 5A Combination of Different FactorsAs a full time student, I have asked myself how to be more motivated or at the very least to stay motivated. I admit that life as a college student is like a roller coaster ride: there would beups and downs, sudden and unavoidable turns, that felt like the ride was supposed to throw me off even when I held on. Problems, stress and doubts about my decisions can be factors that tend to get me off track. Victor Villasenor, author of Burro Genius – a memoir – talked about his life as a student, a son, and as a writer, along with the hardships he endured to stay motivated; at a young age, he envisioned a cowboy’s life, like he learned from his father. Reality, however, found him when he started going to an American school system where he didn’t fit in, and was ridiculed because of his limited English. Moreover, he faced abusive teachers, and as a result, this took his confidence away. He sought strength and support from his family, and his deceased brother, Joseph. But despite all those humiliation, frustration and hardships he had encountered all throughout his youth, he kept being optimistic, and maintained a compassionate attitude. We all know that everything we achieved that we worked hard for lasts for a long time, but something that we don’t exert too much effort on is short lived. In my opinion, I think the reason that problems and challenges in life exist is because either we need a little “nudge” to keep going, or maybe a “wake up call” to get us started. If you ask me, Victor had every right to give
Guidote 2up and just quit; however, he kept his chin up, and worked harder. I believe that Victor handled his problems with the help of his family because they taught him how to stay motivated. But at the same time, he also chose to live his life the way he wanted to and not how his teachers and society conditioned him to, because he had free will.

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