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Gratification in Education

             Some of the decisions we make today can affect us for the rest of our lives. For me, it has been my professional decision to pursue a high education. People from all backgrounds are deciding to educate themselves so that their futures shine brighter as the years go by. A college education is rapidly approaching to be a requirement of any high income potential. President Clinton predicts that without at least an associate's degree you might not even be able to get a good paying job. Without education, opportunity will pass you by more and more as others move on to very successful careers. Quite often people are passed over for promotions because of lack of formal education.
             Gratification in Education.
             It's unbelievable how each year, since the beginning of high school, my perfectly laid plans for myself have unavoidably deteriorated. When I entered my freshman year, I had aspirations of being a lawyer (something I had wanted to be since I was a child); now, here I am "a working single mother of two in my sophomore year in college. .
             Life is a struggle; sometimes you have to lose something in order to get something. My path to a college education has been filled with bumps, potholes, detours and roadblocks. The signs often read, "yield" and "do not enter." The path has not always been clear, but I've kept my eyes opened, focused on the road ahead, and the experience has made all the difference. Although it has taken me a bit longer to begin my undergraduate education, I consider it to be my greatest success. .
             It all really boils down to what you want out of life. Everyone suffers through the trials and tribulations of existence. Yet with an education, certain issues will surface with ease. Without it, you will struggle with seemingly more trivial things. My mother use to say, "Do you want to be a follower or a leader?- She should have followed with, "Being a leader is no walk in the park.

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