Hello, I'm in the process of finishing up my essay for the United States Naval Academy. I've thought for a long time into the detail, ideas and maybe need a little improvement here and there. The prompt goes as follow:
In a well-organized essay of 300 to 500 words, please discuss the following:
"One Navajo story that I hold dear to my heart is known as "The Twin Warriors," it portrays two brothers who defended the Navajo People from vicious entities. This legend is most famous for its honorable message, "A warrior spirit never dies." This principle solely has molded a charismatic trait within, which has aided in my screaming wake-up call during the summer of 2010. My family resorted to living in a fifth wheel travel with no electrical or water components for several months due to a complicate issue. Prior to this tremendous life altering experience, I never felt the immense force of life's bitterness until I painfully witness my family struggle to survive cold nights and emotional stress. However, I soon regained my footing and dusted myself off and mentally took an oath that mirrored the Marine Corps motto: Adapt and Overcome!
When I was a child, my grandfather once asked me, "Did you realize how power our Navajo language is? That we helped secure victory during the Pacific War, despite boarding schools' plan to eliminate our language and punish those who spoke it." Initially, I never understood that powerful notion he explained, but as I have grown up the more I comprehend and motivated, honored to be a Navajo. I have had the privilege to meet a few of these heroes, and one sincere statement a Marine Code Talker name Chester Nez said was, "If they need me back, I would go again." Simple men who truly did an unbelievable service, and I want to possess that extraordinary Marine spirit to aid in my duty in and out of the military.
A rapid growing passion I have is to become a teacher on the reservation to help the younger generation to realize their strengths and establish a stronger foundation than I had to help them succeed. I believe the highest accomplishment anybody can have is teaching another human to believe in themselves to be a confident person. However, I must first become confident that I can undertake a heavy responsibility by becoming confident myself; this is where the Naval Academy will teach me. I know the Academy will be mentally and physically draining, but with the spirit of the Twin Warriors and Navajo Code Talkers embedded within my heart as a driving force, "The warrior spirit never dies" I'll fulfill my purpose in life. The entities our generation faces have transformed from the tangible monsters the Twin Warriors fought into complex issues like poverty, inferior education, or alcohol abuse. I believe with the discipline I learn from the Naval Academy and Marine Corps I will be an inspirational figure within my community to show people that dreams are possible. My time to lead my people away from hardship is approaching and I need to be wielded with the best modern weapon possible: education."