Open Life By Joseph Campbell

In the novel, An Open Life, by Joseph Campbell, I agree that life is like a
novel and that disasters result in structuring a great aspect of your life. If
you really think about what Mr. Campbell is saying, he is right. Looking back at
my life with all the ups and downs I have experienced, made me who I am now,
which is a great thing. I had an experience with a boyfriend which caused me to
get a great job to make as much money as my Mother. A reading that makes me
agree with Mr. Campbell quote, was when I read my Motherís journal that she
kept from the start of my birth until I was ten. An observation that I got to
see was from the movie Donít be a Menace to Society While Drinking your Juice
in the Hood. In this movie, Ashtray becomes a man by observing on how his
friends are. I agree with Joseph Campbell, that life is like a novel. An
experience I had with the opposite sex made me who I am now. One evening my
boyfriend and I agreed that we would go out with some friends, and go our
separate ways. When he left, I called my friend to see if she wanted to do
something. We ended up going to the movies. During the movie I noticed that my
friend wanted to tell me something but backed off for a while. When she could
not hold it any longer, she told me to look back. When I did, I saw my now
ex-boyfriend making out with a girl. I was devastated when I had seen that, I
even ended up quitting college for this. I was thinking about this all day and
forgot to realize that I had a math exam the next day. So what I did was that I
quit college. My Mom was very upset that I had quit for such a reason. It was
impossible living with my Mom when this had happened. She did not like the fact
that I quit school and did not even have a job to take advantage of. But a
couple of weeks later, YOUR NAME 3 opportunity came ringing on the phone. My
aunt called and told me that she was looking for an assistant. I went the next
day for an interview and got hired on the spot. Till this day I am working at

Century 21 Su Casa, a real estate company, making almost as much money as my
mother. Sometimes I think that if this would have never happened, where would I
be or what would I be doing? If this disaster would have never happened to me,
then my life would be different than how it is now. Reading my Motherís
journal makes me agree with Mr. Campbell. She had kept this journal from my
birth until I was ten years old. According to my Mom thought now for me was the
right age to learn where I came from and the disasters my Mom had to go through.

In this journal she states that when I was younger my mother left my father
because of his drinking problem. When this happened she had to claim welfare for
about one year. During this year my mom could have just decided to stay on
welfare for the rest of her life, but she got smart, went to college and got a
degree in Business. If my mom would have not gotten smart during this period we
would have probably still been on welfare, but thanks to mom she gave us a
better life. She now has more than enough money to support us both. Nothing
could be better, we have our own house, and each a car. This proves that
problems whether big or small structure a great aspect of your life. By
observing the movie, Donít be a Menace to Society While Drinking your Juice in
the Hood, we see that Ashtray by observing on how his friends made him to become
a better person. What I observed from this movie was that Ashtrayís friends
were playing with women and not take responsibility toward their actions. Most
of all his friends had had enpregnated women and did not even care for the
children. This girl that YOUR NAME 4 lived in the same block as Ashtray and his
friends was very easy to get in bed. This girl, Darmica had seven kids.