Sometimes it’s those very same painful life lessons that have the most lasting impact on your world view.
Recent Harvard University graduate Soa Andrian used one of her childhood memories as a jumping-off point on her college admissions essay.
Andrian’s other impressive stats are included on her Admitsee profile.
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I was so upset that I cried and cried for nearly an hour in spite of my parents' attempts at comforting me.
Finally, I quietened down when I was given ice-cream and chocolates. My days were happy ones before I started going to school, as I had good neighbours to play with from morning till evening.
I now realise what a wonderful childhood I have had and at times wish I could relive those days.
We all have memories from our childhood that we’d likely rather forget.
Andrian graciously shared her admissions essay with Business Insider, which we’ve reprinted verbatim below. Their words, “Bota, bota, matava” — “chubby”, “fatty” suffocated me: A familiar sensation of frustration and hurt gripped me.
Looking for defence I only saw a cinderblock at my feet, impossible for my eight year old body to heave, so, I screamed in English: “You are just jealous that you are poor and I am American!