Essay topics: Compare yourself today and yourself five years ago. In what ways are you the same or different? Use specific examples to support your response.
In five years I changed greatly and there are several characteristics of myself that have changed during that period. It seems to me that now I have a great amount of differences and similarities in comparison with me five years ago.
The differences with me now and five years ago are numerous. For example, five years ago I used to spend lingering hours watching TV or playing computer games. I was too lazy to do anything else; actually it was a waste of time. The reason is that spending my time doing such unimportant things I spent less time working or studying my lessons. Therefore I was not successful at school and not only, because even I was going out occasionally. In contrast now I do spend more time doing stuff that is important for me. Also, before I liked to talk much about myself and sometimes I lied, in five years I have understand that it can affect my reputation, thus now I rather act than talk, because actions speak for words.
I may be different in numerous ways: however, there are also things that are the same in me. For example, I maintained my way of competition. It seems to me that it is very important to achieve anything. I remain as motivated now as I was before, to put it another way, if I started anything I tried to finish it anyway. That helped to become what I am now and aim for more wonderful achievements. Also I liked to play tricks on people, of course there were not severe, because after each trick we laughed together. That was amusing and I did not drop that hobby, because this is the most wonderful thing I like to do in leisure time. Thus, I can say that I have also kept some characteristics in the period of last five years.
When all is said and done, I claim that I have changed a lot during five long years. I understand that in some ways I remained the same, but I feel that in many other ways I changed to the good.