Let Others Have Grandeur

Scholarship Entrant: Patrick from Union, MO
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Patrick: 1

I would be a philanthropist, a loving husband, and a patriarch to a big family. However, making a huge impact on the community and the world the way I want requires a little more capital than what you can get from a volunteer’s salary. Therefore, I will become a civil engineer so I can make a positive impact on our infrastructure and natural resources. While I work and serve the community, I will use good personal finance and investing principles to grow my nest egg into a machine that will churn out scholarships, improve schools, shelter the homeless, help the disadvantaged, cure the diseased, promote the use of sustainable energy, and teach the correct way to perceive and employ money.
I have no desire to live a life of grandeur. How can I if I expect to help people? I will own a modest home and affordable and functional cars. Sure, I want to have some fun; but, it takes far less than a fortune to entertain me. I will always stay out of debt, except for a home. Hopefully I won’t need loans to pay for college. I despise loan offices that take advantage of low income families.
When my time is up, almost all of my estate will go to charity, just like the billionaires who signed The Giving Pledge. This is how I will make an impact on the world. Then, I will pass the baton to those who will follow in my footsteps.

Vote for Patrick: 1

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