Better Late Than Never
Coming out of high school if you asked me if by the age of 25 I still wouldn’t have my bachelor’s degree I would’ve said you were crazy. But here I am in my fifth or maybe sixth school and I still have nothing to show for it. The question that many have asked me is, “What makes this time different?” In this paper I will present things I have experienced throughout my life that have helped mold me into the person I am today. I will analyze these experiences using the adult development theories from this course and will explain how my transition from adolescence into adulthood makes this time different from past academic attempts. Also, I will look ahead to future goals I want to accomplish moving on.
From the age of seven until I graduated high school I lived in a suburb of Syracuse, NY called Onondaga Hill. This suburb was predominantly white and economically upper middle class. I went to a small public high school of the same origin where my class had fewer than 200 students. My family also fit right into the social structure, meaning I came from a very well to do family. I was the middle child of three. I had an older sister and a younger brother, each two years apart. My father was a medical doctor with his own private practice. My mother was a stay at home house wife while me and my siblings were growing up. One thing that you could sum up about my childhood was that I lived in a very sheltered environment.
Throughout my adolescence I excelled in multiple areas. The two areas that I stood out most in were music and athletics. The one area that I seemed to be the most undisciplined in however was academically. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand the information it was plainly that I just didn’t give myself the opportunity to try.
My high school was called Westhill High School and throughout my entire career there I was never a stellar student. I even failed my Sophomore English class. However, at the end of each year New York...
Better late than never...
Better late than never.
Better late than never.
This proverb advises that it is better to do a thing belatedly than regretting for having failed to do it in time, thinking that it can’t be done again. Many times in life we either don’t get the opportunity or we miss the opportunity. During such times we should not worry about the lost opportunities but instead we should try to continue doing the job. Thus this proverb tells that no should feel failure in doing something in time. Though it is late when he acts with all the vigor he can reap the success, for time is not a barrier for a talented man.
We should not think that youth is the appropriate time to achieve anything. It is not correct. It is foolish to think that one will have no capability to do something extraordinary in grown up age. Life is ceaseless and lots of opportunities would come in the way of life. Many people take up jobs very early in life. Such people do not have much scope for promotion since they may not have the correct educational qualification. But nowadays there are many schemes for this like distance education and Open University system education where they can join and get their required qualification. The most important thing is the person should have willingness to do certain thing. If he has the willingness even time will not be a constraint for him.
Better pay the cook than the doctor.
The main theme of the proverb is that we should pay the cook to prepare a nutritious and hygienic food. If we do not do so the cook will not prepare a proper food and so we will not get a well cooked food and so we will fall ill and end up paying money to the doctor to get the illness cured caused by eating the ill cooked food. Though the proverb talks about the food and the cook the main meaning IN that whenever we have a problem we should address the root core of the problem rather than the superficial clement of the problem.
The people who do not keep their health fit visit the doctors with complaints of ill health. Taking ill cooked food can also cause other ailments. We should do our best to maintain our health, since health is wealth. If we like nourishing food, we shall never fall ill and so shall never visit the doctors. We should never hesitate to spend money on nutritious foods like milk, fruits and vegetables. Also, we should pay the cook well to prepare the nutritious food for us. The well paid cook can provide well cooked food. Instead many people hesitate to spend money to nutritious food. So whenever we have a problem we should always realize that it is wise to find out the root of the problem and solve it from where it starts rather than to superficially address the problem.
Better late than never.
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