"Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man."
My mission statement for essay #3 is to show that the above statement is true in a sense, but not entirely. No one can predict the future, thus no one can take a 7 year old child and predict what their occupation will be. But at 7 years old a person will develop some of their characteristics and personality traits that will define them for the rest of their lives. These traits will decide how the person will react to situations in their lives such as failure, success, love, etc. A persons social and economical background will always have a limit (or lack of) on the opportunities that present themselves for that person but their character will decide how they handle their lives. I will use Tony to prove this. Although his life did not pan out like he hoped, or like most predicted, he is still the same person at heart. He lives a very different life now (married, children, cab driver), but he is still the same bold, daring person he was at 7 years old.