I have seen him spend his Christmas Eves taking gifts of food and joy to indigent families.
I feel that Harvard, above all others, can guide me toward the life of greatness that will make me the Attacus Finch of my town.
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I vividly remember standing in an empty ampitheatre pretending to be an ancient tragedian, picking out my favorite sculpture in the Acropolis museum, and inserting our family into modified tales of the battle at Troy.
Eight years and half a dozen passport stamps later I have come to value what I have learned on these journeys about global history, politics and culture, as well as my family and myself.
While I treasure the various worlds my mother has opened to me abroad, my life has been equally transformed by what she has shown me just two miles from my house.
As a ten year old, I often accompanied my mother to (name deleted), a local soup kitchen and children's center.Every night for three weeks before the trip, my older brother Peter and I sat with my mother on her bed reading Greek myths and taking notes on the Greek Gods.Despite the fact that we were traveling with fourteen-month-old twins, we managed to be at each ruin when the site opened at sunrise.Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her enthusiasms.I not only came to love the excitement of learning simply for the sake of knowing something new, but I also came to understand the idea of giving back to the community in exchange for a new sense of life, love, and spirit.He is a real-life Moonlight Graham, a man who has shown me that characters like Dr. Finch do much much more than elicit tears and smiles from readers and movie watchers.Through him and others in my family I feel I have acquired the values and the burning desire to benefit others that will form the foundation for a great life. I do not yet have the sophistication, knowledge, and wisdom necessary to succeed as I want to in the adult world.My mother's enthusiasm for learning is most apparent in travel.I was nine years old when my family visited Greece.Everything that my mother has ever done has been overshadowed by the thought behind it.While the raw experiences I have had at home and abroad have been spectacular, I have learned to truly value them by watching my mother.