Hi guys, please read over my supplemental essay and critique it!What matters to you and why? - Following my dreams
When I was a small child, I used to look up at the starry night and tell my parents "One day I'll be up there... One day I'll be an astronaut". Years have passed since I first uttered those words but what they said to me afterwards has been ingrained in my mind ever since. They told me "Follow your dreams; you can achieve anything you want to if you truly want it." I may not have understood it back then, but it has become a guiding principle that I hold close to my heart.
I have not forgotten that promise. When I am tired beyond all belief, it's what gets me out of bed in the morning to face the world with renewed vigor. When I get a poor grade on a test, it's what drives me to study harder for the next one. It may not always be a smooth road, but every single pothole I hit makes me stronger when I come through. Along that path I will meet friends who share the same passion as I do, inspire others to follow their dreams, and make myself happy. That is what truly matters.
Dreams are intrinsic to the human spirit. We all dream, whether it's for world peace or a better job. What's important is what we do with that dream. Do we let it slip through our fingers, or grab on for dear life? I, for one, am holding on for dear life.
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