One of the most predominant memories I have of high school took place during my senior year. I had 5 students in my World Civilization class and the other four students were in the library working on a project. I was working in the room. My teacher, Jim Hogan, was sitting at his desk doing his own work as well. I remember that the room was silent, but seemingly out of nowhere Mr. Hogan looked at me and said, ‘You always have to be in control. You never put yourself out there. You’re like a sponge. You take everything in and that’s why you do well, but you never risk your image. Like that role-playing activity we did the other day; you didn’t really put yourself in to. You have to so much potential to do something great, but I don’t know if you’ll ever follow through.’ (This was the gist of what he said.) I remember trying to argue with him saying that he was wrong. I had the attitude that he didn’t know me, so who was he to judge? Honestly, I was completely taken aback. I thought that I was above everything and that no one could