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Of all the years I have been incorporated in our flawed educational system only a handful of teachers have motivated an entire class’ interest to the point in which studying was not a chore but rather preparation for a fun yet informative educational experience. Imagine classrooms, auditoriums, and entire schools full of students enthusiastic to learn what is being taught and motivated by what they truly enjoy. Authors and true professionals such as Sherman Alexie only dream of such a per- fect environment for the future minds of this nation. Alexie is a very successful writer who has discovered the true secret of empowerment through education, and that is one’s
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power of will. Throughout his work, he constantly uses the first person making it clear that no one pushed him, only he himself was able to overcome the standards, exceeding all expectations and passing on this knowledge to younger generations of Native Americ- ans. Standards and expectations are the most difficult things to overcome because society plants the seed at an early age. This seed is fed by more negativity that acts like the water and nutrients for the seed, and before you know it you are meeting each and every stand- ard, expectation, as well as stereo-type. However it is not an impossible task, perfect ex- ample being Alexie, having the right amount of positive influence can deter the growth of this seed and allows the growth of who you truly are to kick in. Alexie is not only a great writer but Alexie also shares a similar story to that of my family as well as many other Hispanic families. Of my entire family I am the only one to have been accepted to a University of such prestige as Montclair. My greatest in- spiration has come from my mother, who studied psychology in her homeland but was unable to further her studies due to difficulties in this nation. Although my mother was very modest, my father loved to boast about her success back home, which is what ulti- mately sparked my interest in psychology. I would constantly hear stories of the love younger students, and patients had for my mother. She was not there to only assist young adults through their troubles but she was there to learn from them as well. On a daily basis my mother would listen and try to understand what choices led her patients to where they are now. She focused on learning the ins and outs of their minds in hopes to further help their situations. One phrase that my mother passed down to me is, “Never ac- complish tomorrow what can be accomplished today”, a phrase that so often helped those in need of my mother’s help. As I further studied the education my mother had earned in
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