Hi everyone, please help me with my essay. This essay is made to complete my application for NTU Singapore Scholarship.
> Describe, in less than 300 words, the values and beliefs you hold strongly to. Please provide examples of how you have demonstrated these in your actions.
'Being the best' used to be something I highly value, as I was always the best student in my primary and middle school. But as I grow up, I realize that 'giving the best of myself' is much more important than 'being the best'. I used to seek for perfection, which was tiring and depressing, because I had a constant fear of not being good enough. But now, I've learned to be more confident. As long as I've given my very best, even if I fail, I wouldn't feel down, it even boost my spirit to do better and push my limit more in the future. Perseverance and hard work, yes, those are the values I strongly hold to now, and excellence is always be my goal.
"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath," that's a quote which always be my inspiration. Even if I work very hard, I'll enjoy it, so that I'll look calm and happy. Because I do believe, happy people are those who can enjoy their life and be grateful for it, no matter what condition they should face. People often said that I seem like I got a happy and problem-less life, well in fact, I do have problems, but I'd rather see problems as challenges, and I enjoy the process of overcoming these challenges.
As I said before, I love challenges, and I also love experiencing something new, meeting new people, taking risk, and learning various things. Yes, I highly value adventure, which is actually one of my motivations to study at NTU. I know it won't be easy, but that's what challenges me more. I'm sure that it will be such a wonderful experience.
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My Personal Values
Each and every one of us has many personal values. These values are important to us. They are the rules that we live by. There are three main values that guide me.
Getting a good education is my most important value. My family has suffered through a war and lost almost everything, the war has lasted for 20 years. Now education has given me a chance to get some of these things back. I learned about the value of education from my grandfather. My grandfather said that education can take me anywhere. I beleive he is right.
Respect for the Hmong culture is my next most important value. I will never forget where I came from. I won’t forget what language I speak. I won’t forget what food I eat, or what my religion is. I also learned this value from my grandfather. He told me never to forget who I am. One day it will help me get my people back together.
Beleiving in love is my third most important value. I know that someone is and always will be there for me. Someone will be there in bad times or in good times. There will always be someone who cares a lot about me and know how I feel. I learned this value from my friends, my cousins, also from a radio station I listen to.
I will always value education, my culture, and the power of love. These three values may not be important to some other people, but they will guide me forever. They will help me do many good things in life.