Eagle Application Short Essay

Here is what I wrote, keeping it here for documentation and sharing purposes.

I have many goals and ambitions set for myself. I am not sure myself what I want to do with my life job wise, as I could see myself as a Slovakian ambassador, or I could possibly be a computer scientist, designing a server room for companies like Google, or even do something as relaxed as become a high school history teacher. No matter what my job future might look like, I have some points that I am going to get done no matter what my occupation turns out to be.

  • I want to travel the world, and see everything that is meant for me to see.
  • I want to leave a legacy behind that will not be forgotten within three or four generations.
  • I want to educate the world on the corruptness it is surrounded in and change it for the better.

The first point might seem a bight ambiguous, but here is how I see it. Murphy’s law says how if something can happen, it will happen, however people don’t look at the other side of that. If it couldn’t have happened, then it would not happen. If I am meant to travel to the top of Mt. Everest and explore forests in Costa Rica, then I will do that in my life. However, if life does not allow this, I will not force myself to change my own path. If the path of life takes me down the trail of traveling to the corners of the earth, then I would never say no. However, if circumstances such as money and social restrictions do not allow me to do so, I will not force it because that is not what life has meant for me.

A legacy is something that has concerned me for a long time. With a dear family member dying recently, it has really made me think about what I will be leaving behind. Obviously, the impression that I have left on other people, but what will the world know of Alexander Jacob Franke? I have read many stories about people obsessing about their legacy, and I don’t want to let it consume my life. However, I want people to remember who I am, and what I have done.

I don’t want this to turn political in any sense, and I also don’t want to sound like an edgy hippy, but I do believe that people are suffering all around the world, and it is not improving. Because I have the luxury of realizing this, it is my moral obligation and duty to educate the world and help them not be consumed by the corrupt.

I have never held an official position outside of boy scouts. Not because I wouldn’t want to or be suited, I served as Senior Patrol Leader in my own troop, but either the circumstances never arose or the timing just was not right. Whenever there is a group project in school, or when I am going to a meeting for my youth exchange, I am always the one in charge and making them decisions. The reason behind this is not that I can understand social situations easily, as I am extremely social awkward. The reason behind this is not that I am blooming with intelligence, as my entire life my grades have been subpar. The reason I am always put in charge in these situations is because of common sense. If there is anything that I am good at, it is coming to realize a situation and making logical decisions after that is realized. Because of this skill of mine, I can make logical decisions that positively reflect whatever the problem might be.

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