Where I Want to Be

Scholarship Entrant: Grant from Chicago, Illinois
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 Grant: 31

In my nineteen years of life the only joy I’ve consistently gotten is the kind I get from children. The openness, curiosity, and optimism of kids have always been a source of enjoyment for me. Meanwhile in my nineteen years of life, I’ve witnessed the unnecessary problems and consequent suffering of many adults. These problems always seem to stem from poor judgment and morals. I see those two things as the crossroads between childhood and adulthood. The morals given to us as a youth stay with us far into adulthood to give the discernment between right and wrong. In that observation, I’ve come to believe that nearly all man-made problems in this world can be solved through investment in the world’s youth. I want to invest my career, and more so my life.
My primary way to achieve all of this would begin with me seeking a career in developmental psychology. By working with children in psychology I imagine myself healing the most damaged of young minds. The transformation of at-risk minors to happy, healthy and functioning members of society can move society, as a whole, in a positive direction. I am a person who prefers to lead through example, and my plan is to contribute to childcare as a psychologist by improving how kids are raised, and thus raise the standard for parents to follow. This is where I want to be in life; helping children reach their full potential, so the world can reach its own.

Vote for Grant: 31

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