Self-Psychology can Change the World

Scholarship Entrant: Elijah from Calabasas, CA
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 Elijah: 55

  I love helping people. And I think everyone enjoys the feeling of helping another. But not everyone is meant to help humanity in the same way. We each have been given a particular set of skills in hopes of serving our world. For me, I have developed a sense of how to help people through my words. I pride myself on being the best listener I know. When someone comes to me and expresses a problem, I attentively listen and am able to give calm, sympathetic, and sensible advise. Knowing this, I asked myself; how can I incorporate this skill in a vocation?
  Psychology is the answer. I became intrigued at the thought of one day studying to become a doctor of psychology and to eventually counsel people for a living. Perhaps the most rewarding part of speaking with people is that I learn more about myself through learning about others. I do not pretend to be better or smarter than anyone in order to help them. Rather, I feel that I learn with them about self-improvement.
  “Reform yourself and you reform thousands”- Paramahansa Yogananda. These words have guided my inner pursuits all my life. In trying deeply to understand the thoughts and behaviors that I engage in, I am able to understand the behaviors of others. I put forth effort to change for the better daily. This is my ultimate service to the world, and my highest goal.

Vote for Elijah: 55

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