<h2>An application to MIT is much more than a set of test scores, grades and activities. It's often a reflection of an applicant's dreams and aspirations, dreams shaped by the worlds we inhabit. We'd like to know a bit more about your world. Describe the world you come from, for example your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?</h2>
<p>You are truly a PARANOID! shouted a friend, looking at figures I was drawing on scrap paper.
Yeah right! You guys all know it, don't you?, I answered him without turning my head back, still wallowing in my thinking.
The story happened two years ago. However, even now, if someone suddenly makes such a comment on me, I will not be surprised. Paranoid, paranoiac and any word of similar meanings have been too familiar to me since I found my true interest in Physics.</p>
<p>Up to now, I can clearly remember only three events in my life without which this essay could not have existed to tell you about me. Letting someone know the three occurrences is truly identical to sketching the graph of my mental growth. Lets see how a persons life can be figured from those turning points.</p>
<p>Chronologically, the first event occurred at my age of 10. In a familys party, my relatives convened and chatted about virtually everything. And my aunts husband, whom I often call uncle, told people about his nieces achievement. The girl, older than me, had just got her Gold Medal in an international Mathematics Olympiad. Everyone congratulated her, of course without her presence, and guessed she should have been very intelligent and diligent in order to reach the glory. My uncle confirmed her intelligence and, surprisingly, denied that she was a diligent student. He said she was not hard-working at all, and that the whole reason of her achievement was only because of her true interest in Maths, she was like a Maths addict The moment of me hearing that is memorable as I did derive from the story an excellent conclusion, which has influenced my life up to now. What the young me concluded is that one can certainly flourish if they follow their true, most fundamental desire. Keeping in mind that thought, I started searching for my true interest. And it was a long progress, believe me.</p>
<p>Totally different from the first event, the second one did not happen for just a moment. In fact, it occurred during a 2-year period or so. In my secondary school, which educates children from Year 6 to Year 9, Physics was first introduced to pupils in Year 7. Having specialized in Maths for about 3 years, I felt a growing interest in the new subject. Besides Maths problems, I began reading articles, books on Physics and natural occurrences. Even though there is a fairly close connection between Maths and Physics, in my classmates opinion, I was really odd as I started asking what and why this is and that is like a 3-year-old child, wondering why in storms, trees fell but bamboos didnt and what enabled aeroplanes to fly, etc And I gradually changed my habit from solving Maths problems to observing sunlight through a collection of lenses. When it was my last year in secondary school, I had to consider a subject to specialize in at high school. As you can easily guess, Physics was selected without any regret dropping my specialization in Maths: I just did what I felt most comfortable.</p>
<p>Up until recently, I had studied Physics just for fun, following my natural feeling toward the subject. However, as I read a biography by the physicist Richard Feynman, there were some thoughts appearing: why could the man reach that level of glory? If he could, then I obviously can, for we were both human. Also, at the same time, I felt totally disgusted whenever my mobile call to a friend was disrupted by the weak network signal.
Now is a side-quest: What could you derive from those two pieces I just told?
Not to puzzle you mind, I will tell you right now. It is like this:
I shouted Yahoo! because I already made my decision: my life would be for Telecommunications, I would apply to MIT and make a funny duel with the late Feynman on who would have more significant influence on future life. I hope the win would be mine as cellular phones are much more popular in daily life than Q.E.D.
And that strange series of thoughts is the last turning point I have had so far.</p>
<h2>My essay strange is strange, isnt it? I didnt give you any information of the world I come from, and just blabbed about my life story. But what could you expect more from an introversial personality, a person saying No to most extracurricular activities? Those three clashes between my ego and the outer world have really shaped the current me and my biggest aspiration I have ever possessed. My hope now is you can sketch my characteristics from this essay.</h2>
<p>Any comment? I like sarcasm, so the essay seems....</p>