A College Application Essay

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While observing the world around me, I notice that there is a great deal of poverty and disease. While these are fairly general observations, I feel that they are an accurate representation of the world in which we live. The other day I encountered a man who asked me for directions to get to a local convenience store. After studying his facial features, I noticed that he had a severe eye infection. I asked him if he had seen a doctor, and he simply replied, "No. I don't have that kind of money, but it really has been making me hurt for a while now." His response infuriated me. I pondered how someone could survive a life in which medical resources are either unavailable or limited. Observing that technology is rapidly improving the quality of life for many, I was unable to comprehend why society had not provided this man with the means for survival. For example, I, as a member of society, am one of those responsible for that man not having his proper health care. The Constitution gra...

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