I wrote this little letter of recommendation for my brother, Johnny. Enjoy.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to express how truly proud I am to say that John Elias Fayad is, and always will be, my little brother. I have known him his entire life, and I would like to say that I have been there supporting him the whole way.
He has tried almost everything under the sun; soccer, wrestling, boy scouts, the list goes on and on. The best part is, is that he has excelled in almost all things, and I hate (love) him for that. His ridiculous work ethic paired with his extreme stubbornness is really a beautiful thing. I like to call it his recipe for success. Did I mention he was a black belt before he turned thirteen?
Something happened when Johnny started high school. Maybe it was because I was a senior, and that this was the first time we were at the same school since the fifth grade, but I really looked at him in a new light. His grades were amazing, and he started to wrestle. He made varsity as freshman. Such a stud. I don’t know if you’re aware of the mental and physical games wrestlers play on themselves, but it is actually horrible. They literally put their bodies in starvation mode on a constant basis, just so they can make weight. Imagine feeling your absolute worst while taking seven classes. Impossible, right? Wrong. Johnny made it happen. All-nighters were a normal thing for him. In fact, it would be weird if he went to sleep before one in the morning.
Even though Johnny is my little brother, I look up to him immensely. The things he does so effortlessly is beyond me. I feel so incapable around him, like I could never meet his standards of being. He always has a smile on his face, too. It is almost as if he gets a kick out of working himself to the bone.
Overall, it is obvious to say that Johnny is actually a robot, and not a human. I have been trying to convince my parents of this for quite some time, but it is not working. Being compared to a younger sibling is rough, but I am glad it is to him. The way he lives his life, so in control and sure of himself, really reflects his character and the picturesque future he is carving out. If all goes as planned, Johnny will most likely be the most successful, and I use that term relatively, man of his time.