Is Your Dream Worth The Cost?
Relationships and True love
By: Hudson Holmes
Jay Gatsby's sacrifice
Tom Buchanan's Sacrifice
Real World Application
Giving up relationships today will today will usually end up costing you your dream. For example, Tiger Woods was at the top of the world, he had money, a super model for a wife, and quite possibly the greatest golf game in the world. Then, Tiger decided threw it all away by giving up the most relationship he will ever have. Not only did his annual earnings drop from “2009: 10,508,163- 2011: 660,238” (Richest People 2012) he also lost the love of his wife, and the respect of his kids. In Tiger’s apology he says, “I have let my family down” (Huffington Post) which truly is the worst thing a man can ever say. When Tiger had that affair, it cost him both his true love, and many of his important relationships.Another important figure that has given up a relationship is David Patraeus. Patraeus was the head of the CIA and a very important figure in the US military. Patraeus was also married, yet he still had an affair with the woman who was the author of his biography, All In. After the affair came out, Patraeus, “Stepped down as the head of the CIA,” saying, “At the end of the day it was the honorable thing to do.” (ABC News) Unlike Woods however, Patraeus’ wife, “once again demonstrated how incredibly fortunate he was to marry her." (ABC News) In conclusion, even after you have you achieved your dream, there is nothing more important and there is nothing worth the relationships you have in your life.
Conclusion- Is it worth it?
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