My Dream

Scholarship Entrant: Daniel from El Paso, Texas
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 Daniel: 1

If I could earn a living doing what I love most in the world, I would play the sport I hold dearest to me, soccer. I started playing at the age of 5, and what I thought would just be a phase, slowly grew into a dream for me. I played as a goalkeeper for 13 years and through those years I played for some of the nation’s top teams which led to interest from several Division 1 universities. I ultimately decided to turn down the offers I received to focus on my education, due to the extremely low chances of going pro and making a living. If I could play soccer for a living, I know I could change the world for the better through my actions. Soccer is what many consider to be “the world’s sport” due to its popularity worldwide, and it uniting people and nations worldwide. If I had the chance, as a soccer player, I would visit less fortunate countries to promote the game, build fields or schools for children, and give the people hope they may have never known. The most important thing though I could do though, is that by playing, I could help distract the world from its problems and unite them for 90 minutes. As Franklin Foer once said, “Soccer isn’t the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community’s fabric, a repository of traditions.”

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