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Eng 103 Reflective

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Joe Wallace English 103 Professor Walker 2/5/08 Reflective Essay Growing up in a family whose parents had to work for everything they got as they were being raised, somewhat alters a families consumer habits. I’m not going to sit here and say I never got what I wanted when I was growing up, but my brothers and I always just got what we needed. Our parents never had to say “no” to us very often because we usually never asked for much. As someone who has played sports all his life, I never really got caught up in the consumer culture. I try to only consume what I really need with a few exceptions here and there. I really think the only thing I consume too much of is food. That might be a bit of a problem, but I love to eat and I can consume a lot of food in a day. But I have never really been attracted to the fancy lifestyle of designer
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Unformatted text preview: clothing and cars and other somewhat pointless commodities. It fascinates me how so many people can go out and spend ridiculous amounts of money on things that will eventually break down or get to small. I really am not sure about any particular topics I want to pursue, however one thing that is very interesting to me is the very large amounts of money that are made in professional sports. It seems unbelievable that a guy like Alex Rodriguez can sign a contract to play baseball for a quarter of a billion dollars over seven years. The amounts of money many of these players receive are mind boggling when it is all broken down. He gets close to 70,000 dollars per day, which is amazing. I’m not sure if this is a topic, but it is just very interesting that can happen in our society....
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