Compare And Contrast Essay

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Since I came to college I have changed in many ways and I have remained the same in some ways. Coming from North Carolina to Arizona, showed me very quickly how to mature and put on a different learning mode in what I wanted to do and be when I grew up. With living away from my family and going to school made me come to a realization to where I had to mature very quickly and make the first step to becoming a real man.When I was living at home, I took a lot of things for granted and didn?t really take life seriously or really school. Sometimes I believed I tried, but not hard enough. I was young and immature in certain situations and now that I think about them now, I know that I would act totally different as well as my attitude towards others. The attitude I set at school was an attitude where I acted like I didn?t care and goofed around in class a lot, and my grades showed. They remained low until I would get to the 11th and 12th grade and at these grades, they were only still mediocre. Another factor in my life was money and I took it for granted. My mother used to always tell me to save my money, and it always went in one ear and out the other. I was always trying to get those new one hundred dollar shoes, or putting in a sound system in my cars. I didn?t need these items, I only wanted them and I should?ve saved my money. I would go out on dates with my girlfriend and take her out to eat to the an expensive restaurant or to the movies, or someplace in which I would wind up spending at least forty dollars here and forty dollars there. It came to be an every weekend thing, and me being the gentleman that I am, I would never let my girlfriend pay for anything. Every month I would make a car payment of $303.12. It wasn?t that the car was expensive, it was just that I was young and didn?t have credit so my interest rate on my car was about $3500, which was about 2 40% of what the car was worth. Then I wasn?t really thinking about money, I was just going to do what I wanted, without really thinking about it.When I was at home, I didn?t realize how I was going to be without my family that I have been with my whole life. I couldn?t really imagine how it would be without my mother, brother, and sister, so therefore I tried to act as if it didn?t bother me.when I was at home I went about things as if everything was fine and didn?t spend much time with my family before I left.When I finally arrived in Arizona, I took on a couple of changes in my...

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