No Normal Life

justin - north augusta, South Carolina
Entered on March 10, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

In today’s society, people do not want to be normal but above normal. However, people do not want the attitude of “rich” people. Normal is seen as a negative life image on people, and people do whatever in their lives to avoid that normal life-style. A normal life is defined as a mid-middle class citizen–making $30,000-50,000 per year, having about 2 children, and living in a medium sized house. Therefore, people learned that to avoid a normal life, the process would have to start at a young age–for best results. By beginning at a young age, a person can gain the knowledge and experience to obtain an above normal life. I have begun, early in my life, what it will take for me to have an above average life.

To assure my life being better than average, I decided at a very young age what I wanted to be in life. I want to be a pilot or do anything to be around aircraft. Then, I decided to become an Engineer, working on the maintenance of the aircraft. Ever since my career decision, I have done everything in my power to obtain my goals. I have excelled in the math and science fields that I needed for my career. I have participated in events, activities, and groups that could increase my knowledge of engineering and aircraft. Plus, I am now in college beginning my Engineering degree. Further, I plan to end college with a Bachelors in Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering. My career will hopeful land me a government/military contractor job or even a job at NASA. The career will give me approximately $75,000 to over $100,000 per year; thus, I will have enough money to support a large family and build a huge house. It might be a while before my life is above normal, due to the time the educational process takes, but, in the end, my life will not be normal and admired my society.

So, I believe my life will be the dream of many Americans in society. My life will be seen as that of a high-class citizen. I will not have to worry about becoming normal; as long as I use my status wisely. However, I will not have the attitude of most high-class people. If I am ask to give, I will give. If I am asked to help, I will help. I refuse to be snobby and rude to “lesser” people. Even though I live the American dream, my principles and morals will not compromised. I am my own person, not my status.