older brother Neil has had an incredible impact on my life. He has taught me many virtues, influenced my actions, and helped to mold me into the person I am today. Throughout my childhood Neil has inspired and encouraged me to become a more generous, moral, and confident person. .
Neilâ€™s sheer generosity has helped to establish a similar quality within my actions. When I was ten or eleven years old, Neil paid me to assist him in cutting yards around the neighborhood. Years later I realized that my help was unnecessary and that he had paid me out of his own pocket just so I could make extra money. On another occasion Neil drove from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to bring me a bag that I had left at his apartment. That incredible favor is yet another example of the generosity he has shown me throughout my life. Although Neilâ€™s generosity is enough to impress many people, his morals have left an even larger impression upon me. .
Neilâ€™s moral behavior has inspired me to become a more honorable and moral person. .
Soon after I began Jesuit High School, Neil wrote me letters about the great amount of respect .
that young girls deserve. His words touched me in a way that made me realize the importance of .
his morals, and that realization allowed me to have a greater admiration for him. A year after .
those letters, Neil wrote me again in reference to the use of drugs and alcohol. He explained how .
the use of those harmful substances could ruin the rest of my life, and his approach was .
convincing enough to keep me away from making destructive decisions. Moral behavior is not .
an easy task to achieve in todayâ€™s society, but Neilâ€™s superior confidence has given him the .
strength to live up to his own moral standards. .
Neilâ€™s display of confidence has allowed me to become more confident in myself and in .
my ability to make wise decisions.