Who is Your Mentor?

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    Posted on Friday, Nov 10, 2017
    We are raised and brought up to be unique and outstanding individuals. Individuals who continually strive to be not only anomalous, but distinct in each and every way. This can easily be seen through the way we dress, the way we talk, all the way to the way we think making our identity that much more authentic. However, this sense of exclusiveness always holds root to some kind of genesis, the seed to where it all began. This inspiration stems from idols and mentors that we hold in high esteem, someone we strive to be like and hopefully be like in the future. For me, that is my grandfather.

    My grandfather is a man of valiant integrity, genuine nature, and outspoken spirit that is typically hard to find in the world we live in today. He is the father to five sons and was married to my grandmother for 53 years. The lessons he passes off are far beyond hypocrite, for everything he teaches he lives by himself consistently. From expressing erratic behavior that was deemed unsuitable, especially during the time he was raised, to even finding Christ when he was in his early twenties, he never forgot his past. Instead, he used his experience and unfading love for those around him in hopes to better their future.

    This man has been by far one of the most influential figures I have had in my life. He has been a spiritual pillar, eternal crutch, and undying support for all I have been through. My desire is to only pray and hope that I can be even half the man he is someday.

    So I now ask you, who is your mentor? Who is that one person that constantly drives you to become a better person each and every day? Is it your mom, dad, professor, Sunday school teacher, who? This person(s) is and will always be a critical component of who you are and what you will be in the future. Make them proud and leave no regrets in the path that you are on.

    By: Deunte Levine, College of Engineering
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