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The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters - University Transfer

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Apr 10, 2023   #1
In her best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees, TCU alumna Sue Monk Kidd wrote, "The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters."

What matters to you?

(300-500 words)
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, Thank you! And also any grammar mistakes as well.

What matter to me are the concepts of trust, perseverance, and family and friends. These concepts are valid, but I came in age a time of video games, movies, and comic books. Someone who embodies those values, whom I can relate to, and can look up throughout his leadership, wisdom and struggles. Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker, is a character who went through a lot of struggles and ultimately found redemption. His journey from being a hero to a villain and back to being a hero again is a testament to the fact that anyone can change for the better. The prequel trilogy has been the main source of his fame, but he is more than that. He is a man of action who has strong personal emotions and values.

Above all, Anakin's inability to master emotional self-control was his main weakness as a Jedi. He lacked the serenity that Jedi were supposed to project, the serenity to be at ease and deal with things calmly. Losing Padmé, Obi-Wan, and his mother worried him. He was concerned that he would never be able to defend anyone he loved. This was his main weakness because he had the dread of losing everything. After his battle at Mustafar, Padmé, Obi-Wan, and his full potential were abandoned.

Obi-Wan said about Anakin in Episode III, novel: "For Anakin," Obi-Wan said at the length, 'there is nothing more important than friendship. He is the most loyal man I have ever met-loyal beyond reason, in fact...abstractions like peace don't mean much to him. He's loyal to people, not principals. And he expects loyalty in return. He will not stop at nothing to save me, for example, because he thinks I would do the same for him.' Anakin was loyal to Padmé, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Palpatine, the individuals he held dear. Loyalty to institutions meant much less to him in comparison.

Don't ignore a man who rushes around and swing a lightsaber, just because he is fictional. Trust and loyalty may be discovered in the most unexpected places, but only if you look. I discovered it in Anakin Skywalker, and his examples continue to inspire me. My generation's heroes are mostly made up. There's undoubtedly space for debate as to why this is the case, and to be honest, it's too much to handle all at once. The idea is that we should not disregard this hero for such little offense. It's not their fault that they're made up. It can be desirable since a fictional character is much more likely to maintain their values. Anakin Skywalker is significant because he displays all his best characteristics as intended. He is the best among us all. Therefore, while his troubles and issues are far more intense than anything I've had to deal with in my lifetime, he can still show me leadership in several different ways. I'm not going to let my anger and fear to get the best of me and slaughter younglings with my lightsaber, but there will be moments where fear and anger will attempt to overcome me, and there are methods to cope with them.
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Apr 13, 2023   #2
Your response to the prompt is entirely incorrect. You wrote a character analysis of Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader. What he embodies and what that means to you is not the point of this essay. You have totally misunderstood the prompt.

What matter to me are the concepts of trust, perseverance, and family and friends.

This is what matters to you. Mention Anakin at the start of the essay, but refrain from making the essay about your fictional hero. Using these 3 concepts, respond to the prompt. It would be even better if you could pick just one of the 3 to define what matters most to you. That way you can fully develop your explanation around a social, family, and personal concept. You do not have to value too many things, just pick one that you feel matters the most to you.

Talk about yourself seeing as you are the applicant, not Anakin Skywalker. The screener could care less about what you think about him and what you think mattered to him.

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