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Reflective Essay Samples

Reflecting on a chosen topic requires deep insight, making reflective essays difficult to write. Read our samples of reflective essays to gain a greater understanding of how to write one on your own.

The Lord of the Rings

Among all the books I have read in my life, perhaps none affected me in a way J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” did.…

What Makes Me Happy

Though happiness is said to be universal, it can be derived by countless things and actions. Each person has specific phenomena that trigger happiness in…

Internet Addiction

It is not easy to forget what life is like without the internet. I seem to be locked into the internet, with almost every endeavor…

An Introspection on Racism

I did not have any African American friends before my mother got married to an African American man. I had African American acquaintances, but I…

Why I Like David Lynch’s Movies

In my opinion, there are not so many directors in the United States who would be bold enough to not fit into mainstream requirements. I…

Ways for Teenagers to Make Pocket Money

My memories about being a teenager are colored in gold. Not that everything was bright and easy back then; I bet, for many people, adolescence…

My 100 Days Without a Mobile Phone

When was the last time you left home without your cell phone? How do you feel when you have no access to your email, Facebook…

Trip to the End of the World

“The trip to the end of the world” is a strange phrase. It is difficult to say if it means a far off place, or…

Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

We are living in the age of technological wonders. Scientific breakthroughs and technological novelties draw as much public attention as news about wars, political scandals,…

Importance of Education

If there is one cornerstone that has been supporting the foundations of human civilization for the last five thousand years, I would say it is…

Life is a Game

Many wise people have said over eons that life is a game. What did they mean by this statement? I will demonstrate this belief in…

My Secret Place: Hidden Beach Waterfall

In my hometown of Edmonds, Washington, there is Richmond Beach, about a 20 minute-walk from my parent’s home. The walk features many cute houses, a…

My Experience Volunteering

I have had three avenues through which I volunteered: as a conservationist, as a meditation teacher, and as a musician. All three have been enriching…

My Least Favorite Food

I am not a picky eater. In fact, there is little I cannot eat. I do not have allergies for any foods, and I am…

What Is Your Identity?

Identity, in itself, is difficult to define—let alone ourselves as a persona. It seems that identity is what we and others say we are. In…

Family

A family at first glance can be simple to define, but if one truly delves into what constitutes a family, it gets muddier. Though we…

What is Success?

Success usually is associated with money and achieving material goals. However, success can be more spiritually-grounded as well. I believe that true success is more…

My Favorite Food

When someone asks you, “what is your favorite food?” to provide an answer is not all that easy. There is such a variety of food…

What is a Good Friend?

Friendship is more ambiguous than we might think. What makes someone a good friend? After much introspection, I believe a good friend is someone who…

Stereotypes

Western society nowadays is a society constantly struggling with all kinds of problems. Sometimes I feel like people keep making up social, economic, moral, ethical,…

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