In the writing titled "Why I need to go to college," written by "Amy," I felt sypathetic. Her writing about all the people that got her to where she was today left me thinking about all the people that have helped shape my life, for the good and bad. I understand how she feels obligated to go to college because I feel the same way, maybe not as much as she felt it. All of these people risked their lives to make her life better and now she has to give back. She came to the United States illegally, but I have lived here my whole life. This just shows that people everywhere feel obligated to do things, like go to college, because they want to give back to the people that helped them to that point in their lives.