“He believed that to experience personal growth, he had to be willing to take calculated risks”(88).
This shows that Pat did not just take the easy way out of things. He new to gain any personal growth that some sort of risk had to be involved. His life wasn’t just a pass through. At points he came to a fork in the road and had to choose one that would be the best in the future. This quotes shows that he challenges himself and he has passion and is committed to what he does.
“All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same way in any country”(216)
Pat knows he can get in trouble for anything so he know he has to be very careful on what he does. He has to make sure no one catches him doing something bad. This quote shows that Pat has kindness and and educate himself on what he can do and what he can’t so he can make sure nothing goes public.
“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despite, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God”(281).
Pat has had to overcome a lot of difficulties in life. Everything he does he learns from even if he has to suffer. Every Time Pat sleeps he loses more and more due to the pain he receives. This quote shows that Pat’s hard work and perseverance will allow him to accomplish what he wants.
Some of my personal core values are family, fun, kindness, success, and humor. All these traits make me who I am today and allow me to live my life to the fullest. Family is important to me because they are always there for me and they care for me. Fun, and humor run in the same group both make people want to be around you along with kindness. If you are successful then you will be able to live a happy and full life.