Prompt: What fascinates you?
I would not have written this essay if I had not gone to my uncle's house for the summer holidays, five years ago. I vividly remember my first encounter with an ancient history book that I found on one of my uncle's bookshelves; it was Ancient Greeks history and mythology. After the first reading, I loved this book like nothing else before. Beautiful illustrations made it even more interesting for my child mind; majestic Zeus, mighty Poseidon, formidable Hades and others, all of them made a commanding impression and awakened a great interest in me. Reading Ancient Greeks mythology became one of my major hobbies and it is still to this days.
Most important thing that the ancient myths glorify is that man should always aim to enhance both-his body and soul. Nowadays it is a very real issue, because a lot of teenagers are either concerned only with their appearance or with the study and paying no attention to their health. However, it is enough to look at ancient heroes, strong physically and mentally, to understand, what must be the ideal to strive for. Also, I like the presence of very deep sense, which is not always possible to find at first, but which necessarily raises questions about a lot basic and essential things in this life.
Ancient myths made great impact on my personality and my views on life: I understood that I should always try to perfect myself and there is always place for growth and improvement. Moreover, I became much more interested in history and I think it is great, because as one quote says:" Study the past if you would define the future."
I am applying to Union, I would appreciate honest and constructive criticism.