Tell us about who you are.
How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you?
"You're such a mom." says my best friend, Alena as I put her baby sister to sleep. So, I guess my friends would describe me as a big carebear. I think this comes from my ineluctable need to show affection. This is my most evident feature- to have a big heart and tend for people. I come from a background that deems it necessary to not show emotion. To be practical, and work with the mind. But I like to challenge this unconventional thinking. So what if we work with both heart and mind? This is how I function. We had a science competition recently, and at least 50-60 students had participated in it. While everyone chose traditional topics, like the working of robots or the generation of electricity, I wanted to appeal to the heart, that suggested I do something that not only educates but also influences. I decided to do my project on marijuana. Yes, the forbidden marijuana. Did you know that marijuana could be used to kill cancer cells? I didn't. I must say, that the research I did was something I was most proud of. I'm proud of it because I chose to be different that evening. I chose to bring a taboo topic to life and deliver it in its uncustomary positive sense. I chose to fuel my inquisitiveness with the twin motive of changing perspective. As humans, we tend to overlook the positives and focus on the negatives, and I wanted to change this. We did not end up winning that night, but I'm sure I impressed my judge and my fellow contestants with the facts I brought to the table.
Personally, I feel like the intro of this paragraph and the ending do not match. What do you think?