High School Speech Essay

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Module 1 Discussion High School Speech It has been twelve years since I graduated High School; however, sometimes I wish I was still sitting in the bleachers and actually paying attention to the speeches that were presented to me. I would like to share you a few lessons that I have learned over the years. Two weeks after my graduation, I decided to join the United States Navy. This decision was based on the fact that the Navy offered me a College Fund and the opportunity to travel the world. To put this into perspective, the day I left for boot camp was the first time I boarded an airplane. At the time, I was afraid of what to expect and if I would even make it through this arduous training. Needless to say I was terrified to be on my own. My parents were very supportive; however, they would not be able to help me get through this phase of my life. I was, for the first time, on my own. Boot camp was very demanding, physically and mentally. After our final test, they played the song, “Proud to be an American” and I officially became a Sailor. My faith in God is got me through the day and kept me emotionally strong. God helped me get through one the hardest challenges of my life. Over the years, I learned how to balance a check book, file taxes, choose a partner, buy my first car, pay bills, and live in my first apartment. These simple life lessons were very difficult to maneuver on my own. I wish I would have paid more attention to my parents’ teachings. Which brings me to a valuable lesson I want to instill in all of you. Proverbs 12:15 says “The way of a fool is right in their own eyes, but those who listens to advice are the wise.” Sometimes we take for granted what our teachers, parents, and grandparents preach to us. I encourage and challenge you to listen to the words of wisdom they speak. It may not seem like wisdom at this moment in

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