Accepted College Essays Environmental Politics Phd Thesis
I started to believe that academic perfection would be the only way to redeem myself in her eyes--to make up for what I had not done as a granddaughter.However, a simple walk on a hiking trail behind my house made me open my own eyes to the truth.Cancer, as powerful and invincible as it may seem, is a mere fraction of a person’s life.It’s easy to forget when one’s mind and body are so weak and vulnerable.However, when the end inevitably arrived, I wasn’t trying to comprehend what dying was; I was trying to understand how I had been able to abandon my sick grandmother in favor of playing with friends and watching TV.Hurt that my parents had deceived me and resentful of my own oblivion, I committed myself to preventing such blindness from resurfacing.I became desperately devoted to my education because I saw knowledge as the key to freeing myself from the chains of ignorance.
Volunteering at a cancer treatment center has helped me discover my path.
Over the years, everything--even honoring my grandmother--had become second to school and grades.
As my shoes humbly tapped against the Earth, the towering trees blackened by the forest fire a few years ago, the faintly colorful pebbles embedded in the sidewalk, and the wispy white clouds hanging in the sky reminded me of my small though nonetheless significant part in a larger whole that is humankind and this Earth.
You have your ironed briefs for your businessmen, your soft cottons for the average, and hemp-based underwear for your environmental romantics.
But underwear do not only tell us about who we are, they also influence our daily interactions in ways most of us don't even understand.