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#1 TexasBalla



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Ok so I am starting to take some college classes as a sophmore in highschool and the teacher wants us to write a 250 word essay. On what success means to us. I have no clue what to start off with so I thought I would ask the fellow paintball community. Anything would be appreciated.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

Grades, relationships, religion, hobby?

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Well it's an opinionated essay that's starting the semester so I doubt it's graded. Just a credit no credit assignment..

Just put what you believe success is and meet the word requirement. 250 words is like 2 paragraphs.

IE for me success would be being able to provide for and make my family happy, so I would write about that

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Success to me is accomplishing what you thought was impossible but you did it anyways.

It's a start, no? Good Luck bro, have fun!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

success is another word for values

some people may value success as having a million dollars in the bank, others may say success is a closer relationship to their "God", some may say success is simply being healthy, some may say its having a happy marriage.

I think the teacher is trying to see how YOU define success, what your definition is.

My personal definition of success is balance. A balance between your work and family is to me, what defines success. I know tons of people who make 6 figures that never see their wife or kids. Having balance, is what I consider success. When everything is in balance, you make just enough money to pay the bills, but you can still spend time with your wife and kids, while still doing hobbies and things you love, while being able to have some physical activity to stay healthy, along with good eating habits, that's balance, and that's what I consider successful.

Money comes and goes, one year you make $100,000 the next year you are unemployed. Money DEFINITELY doesn't define success. I know lots of rich people who are paranoid, lonely and miserable.

So I think it's a probe into your values as to what you consider valuable in life.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

it's about setting goals and achieving them. whether it's a high goal or a low goal, it really doesn't matter. from getting the trash taken out so you won't get your ass chewed, to getting a good grade on this paper, to nailing the hot cheerleader at school. how do you go about setting a goal, putting a plan together, putting that plan into place, and then what do you do after you achieve your goal or fail at it ? even in failing at a goal, you always achieve something positive out of it ... a new plan, a better insight .... yadda yadda yadda

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

sucess is getting a quality education, a nice paying job that you enjoy, and making babies with your supermodel wife.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Look up the definition of success, put it into your own words and make it somehow relative to your life and beliefs.
Learning how to bullshit an essay is a very good skill to have in high school/college.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

write the essay on the success of writing a 250 word college essay as a high school sophomore...
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for all the ideas guys! I got a 100 on it!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:54 AM

dude thats an easy essay, talk about paintball lol

Shit my english class are first essay was 1500 words with 6 scholarly sources and you ahd to write about an argument without taking a side but explaining which one is right. My professor is something else
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

250 words where are you going to Devry... lol all joking aside seems like you would know what success means Im a freshman in my 3rd college and ill be 22 in 2 months... That being said I went from community college to a university so...

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