College Essay Examples

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Before you get accepted into a university you would have to show your examples of college essay. As a rule you are free to choose a topic of your college essay example. It is done for the purpose of the admission committee being able to evaluate you better through the subject you chose to write about in your essay examples for college. Because your writing is able to reveal about you something, that neither your grades nor scores can — your personality.

Meanwhile, searching for inspiration you can read more free college essays examples in this blog. You can also order one from a professional writer at this page. There are a few rules you should remember while composing your example college essays. First of all, find a subject you care about. It can be an event that shaped you as a person or changed your life, something that deeply influenced you, your hobbies and life goals. Second of all, be honest in your writing, but not melodramatic. Being sincere is the best way to make your readers care, so tell the truth and what you really think, but avoid falling into a pit of self-pitying or trying to make the readers feel sorry for you. Below you will find a free sample of a college application essay that is called The Future Starts Today. You can order one like this to be written specifically for you at this page.

I believe that all our problems start in our heads. It has been scientifically proven that our physical health is deeply connected to our psychological state. Dale Carnegie, a famous American lecturer, psychologist and writer, said that if people stopped being afraid and worried all the time, they would not need to go to doctors or take pills anymore, because all their health problems would disappear. I am not going to advocate a spiritual healing or giving up your medication. But I agree with Carnegie on the fact that our mind and body are inseparable and worrying can really make you ill.

Probably everyone knows that author by his book How to Make Friends and Influence People. But my meeting with him began with another one called How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. I imagine you might frown upon such titles or distrust self-help books in general, but this one I dare say really saved my life. All teenagers have difficult times going through their teen years. Many feel unhappy, insecure or even get depressed. So did I. The pressure built up every day leaving me constantly worried until I got really sick.  I got persistent, dull stomach aches that would get worse the more I worried. The doctor made his diagnosis and prescribed a diet and pills. None of it helped, because he was treating the consequences when all that time the problem lied in my head.

That was when I got my hands on the book. It helped me to understand what bothered me so much up to the point of making me ill. It was my worry. I worried about the future, and that fear of the future paralyzed me, I could neither enjoy the present nor move forward. I was stuck nurturing my fears and illusions about something that might happen, instead of focusing on the present.

It was the book in the whole that changed my attitude, but in particular it was one phrase that can very well sum up the content, “Shut the iron doors on the past and the future. Live in day-tight compartments.” He wrote that we should learn to live in the only time we could possibly live — from now till bedtime. No point in fretting about the future because worrying will not change anything, but will only waste your time, energy and ruin your health.

This idea does not mean that a person doesn’t have to think of or plan his future. It means that you can influence only today and that is what you should focus on, on making your best today. It means that the future starts today, not tomorrow. Only concentrating on our present we can secure our future.

 This also does not mean that you have to forget your past, but that the past is gone and regrets will not change anything. The past belongs to you in the sense that it shaped you, taught you lessons, but now you have to let it go. Because we have no power in yesterday or tomorrow, we can only act in our today.

That idea seemed so simple but it worked for me. I released my past and future and tried to seize the today. I started feeling better; all pains went away without pills or dieting. So it turned out that the illness with an official medical name was just in my head, I brought it onto myself by my thoughts and emotions.

The concept of “day-tight compartment” sounds so easy that you would wonder why shouldn’t all people already know about it and use it. Humans tend to distrusts things that are simple and free. The complexity and high price make us feel that the thing is more valuable and effective. We spend thousands on medicine and doctors, and when it doesn’t help we just become more convinced in the severity of our condition and the need of more elaborate and expensive cures. We would never think to search for the solution in our heads and souls. But this is where it is. Our obsession with the future not only makes us sick but also robs us of the joys of the present. We spend all our time thinking about what we would do in the future, imagining all sorts of good and bad case scenarios. We don’t realize that future will never come, as soon as it comes, it turns into the present.  It will always be now for us. So do we want to spend it worrying about the ephemeral concept, a mental construction that we will never be able to experience?

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