That aspect of my character led the first years of my high school life.
I refrained from asking questions in class, afraid they might be considered too stupid or dumb by my classmates.
Before my freshman year at [high-school], I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of touch football. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open.
The fact of the matter is that I really did not want to be thrown the ball.
All the while, I went to practice and everyday, I went home physically and mentally exhausted.
Yet my apprehension prevailed as I continued to fear getting put in the game in case another player was injured.
Reading has at all times and in all ages been a source of knowledge, of happiness, of pleasure and even moral courage.
In today's world with so much more to know and to learn and also the need for a conscious effort to conquer the divisive forces, the importance of reading has increased.
Princeton, Athlete (Football)I have learned a great many things from participating in varsity football.
It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.