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Princeton, Athlete (Football)I have learned a great many things from participating in varsity football.It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.
I had been living in Geneva, Switzerland for four years, during which time I had attended an international school consisting of over 96 different nationalities. " Did I have no appreciation of anything other than Mc Donald's or Coca-Cola?
I had already become fluent in French and had become accustomed to the new culture in which I was living--a culture which I had believed to be rich in tolerance and acceptance. Had I not been touched by the new world I had been exposed to?
This is not to say that, prior to this, I had been closed up in a bland box of a world.
I had traveled to India, my father's home, and England, my mother's home, annually: a practice my family and I continue to this day.
The coaches have always said before games that nothing is impossible; I know that now. Whether I succeed or fail is irrelevant; it is only important that I have tried and tested myself.
Comments: The topic of this essay is how the applicant has matured and changed since his freshman year. One of the strengths of this essay is that it is well organized.
From my coaches and fellow teammates, I have learned to work well with others in a group, as it is necessary to cooperate with teammates on the playing field.
But most important, I have also gained self-confidence.
If I fail, it doesn't matter if they mock or ridicule me; I'll just try again and do it better.
I realize that it is necessary to risk failure in order to gain success.