Why I Should Skip A Program Essay

1127 Words Oct 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Many people experience various obstacles that they have to overcome in order to be successful, such as financial issues, racism, and gender inequality. These are some of the most common challenges that people in today’s society have to face.

One of the many obstacles that people deal with is financial issues. There are families that barely have any money to pay for certain things. For example, I will not be receiving my financial aid until mid November. Even though I worked two jobs all summer, I am running low on money. Each week I have to think about if I should skip a meal in order to pay my rent, or if I should take the annual trip to the BPL Plasma Donation Center so I can keep my phone service on. Unlike my roommates, my father doesn’t pay my rent. I come from a blue collar family that only spends money on necessities, much like Betty Anne and Kenneth Waters. “We can’t afford a lawyer, so I’ll go to law school” (Goldwyn). When growing up in a middle-class family, many sacrifices may have to be made to get what is wanted/needed in life. Although there are people with a very low income, there are also people in the world that might be seen as having ‘too much’ money. For instance, the Kardashian/Jenner family. Kylie Jenner just turned 18 years old and bought her best friend a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Much like Jennifer Thompson in Picking Cotton, many people view the filthy rich as privileged and conceited. “Paul’s friends were goodtime guys who had…

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