Lately, I find myself on this journey to pursue a higher education and therefore hopefully land a good paying job with benefits. I think of how achieving such a status in life would equal success to me. I have had issues along the road where I think to myself, I can't possibly go any further. However, I always remind myself of the reasons why I cannot give up. Throughout this journey of self improvement though, I keep thinking to myself something in my plans for the future is lacking. It has not been until recently that the obvious idea occurred to me that although we are all equals (each human has a beating heart, skin and bones etc....) we do not have equal opportunities. Let me explain, I consider myself to be privileged, I had and have food to eat, clothes to put on my back and the luxury of being able to educate myself. Others do not, and unfortunately and most probably never will. This is where I think we, the privileged ones, must turn back and literally give a helping hand. If we don't no one will. With this is mind I have reaffirmed my goals in life and hope to follow through with my plans for the future. I hope more people will begin to adopt the mentality I have, so more people can be helped in return. All these thoughts came to me as I drove through I-10 to school today. I began to think of children in Africa and Asia who are hungry at this very moment. Then I turned to my left and saw Mexico, I realized I didn't have to look very far.