College Admissions Essay: The Power of the Mind and Spirit

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The Power of the Mind and Spirit


Confucius compares education to the sculpting of marble. He said, "Just as the sculptor is to the marble, so is education to the soul. It releases it. For only educated men are free men." I see college as an irreplaceable time in my life when I can begin my journey to find the freedom that Confucius so eloquently describes. While in college, I want my education to bring me face to face with the awesome power of the human spirit and the human mind working together to achieve the beautiful and the revolutionary.


I believe that there is no nobler purpose than the endeavor to find freedom, and having said this, I want my college education to be more than an attempt to earn a degree.
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Not to say that I am bound by chains now, but I want my education after high school to shatter the limitations that I place on myself and to challenge my mind to grasp both the profound and the fundamental. College is time for both my self-discovery and my intellectual and emotional growth, a place in the history of my life in which I know without a doubt my opportunities for personal success begin each day.


The juxtaposition of thought and action is truly amazing, and I look forward to using my time in college to realize that my life can never be inconsequential. Through my college education I want to experience the incredible power of the human intelligence as it aspires to change the world and the very fabric of humanity that clothes the human race. To know that everything I do possesses the potential for indelible impact is a realization that the course of my education hopefully will bring to completion, and it is my hope that this completion shows that the product of my education is immeasurably more than a piece of paper. College will give me the proof I need to show undeniably that an education ends with more than a degree- it culminates by giving people knowledge and ultimately freedom.


I know that my education will never end. College is simply the name associated with the conclusion of what the American culture labels as "traditional education." I want my college education to finish teaching me things that

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