Character in life. Essay contest.

Essay by emzec37High School, 11th grade October 2003

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Character is literally defined as the combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another. In a sense I do completely agree with this statement, but I personally, would define it as something else. Character, to me, is who a person really is and what they want to become. Good character separates the successful and the unsuccessful, the good from the bad, and the righteous from the non-righteous. It is character itself who shapes the person and who they will become.

I believe that I have certain characteristics to become a successful person and something I truly dream to be. However not perfect, I do have many traits that stand out and make me the girl I am today and the woman that I will soon become. Of the many different aspects, I feel that school and ambition towards learning is something that I take great pride in.

I have always felt that trying hard in school and getting good grades would help me succeed in life. Now, I can see all the hard work paid off. Hours and hours of time have been spent invested into school, even passing up other social events and functions. I would have never made it without the help and support of my family and friends.

Inside and outside of school I am the same person. I am well-liked and a great friend. I stay out of trouble and live the ideal life of a teenage girl. I go out with my friends and love to have a good time, yet I know when to hit those books. I have high standards I put upon my friends and who I choose to spend time with. I have strong morals and beliefs, which I intend to stick...