Coexistence Is A Part Of My Life Essay

793 Words Nov 25th, 2014 4 Pages
Like all aspects of our lives, coexistence requires learning. Ever since we were little, we have constantly interacted with other people. Our first social connection is our family. Then, as we grow up, our borders expand and we begin to socialize with others in our community. Our neighborhood and school environments are the first places in which we really are forced to live with people who have different thoughts and different opinions from ours. In my particular case, since I was a child, I have always tried to respect others and avoid misunderstandings and unnecessary discussions. Everything was going well in my life when it came to socialization, until one day, everything changed. Two "new" people began to be a part of my life. One of them was my dad and the other one was my oldest brother David. Wait, did I just call my own dad and brother strangers? Well, yes. A few years ago, I moved to live with them for the first time along with my mom and other brother, Gustavo. Before this happened, I was living in Mexico and my dad and my brother lived in the U.S. For as long as I can remember, my dad has always been here in the United States. He used to visit us once or twice a year. My brother, David, left me and my family to come live with my dad when I was about six or seven years old. So, it was not an exaggeration when I called them “strangers.” Knowing all of this, it was more than clear that our relationship would be much different than when we were over 1000 miles away.…

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