Humans Of Longview Case Study

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The Humans of Longview project was one of the project that I was really apprehensive about as I dislike talking to strangers, and it makes me uncomfortable. When the assignment was announced, I was afraid that I would not be able to approach strangers as I have been told that my countenance scared people. As a result, I spent almost two month thinking about the project and how I would approach my first stranger. I thought about the various questions I could ask people. I even thought about the questions that would be appropriate to the age group. I believe that my greatest challenge was to overcome my fears, and step out of my comfort zone, even though it was just talking to people in Longview. This fear, however, diminished after I managed …show more content…
I, however, did not plan a specific location to go to, but I knew that I would be doing my project around the vicinity of LeTourneau University. I had planned to introduce by asking for their permission to ask them a simple question. I, then, explained that I was doing a class project and explained what the Humans of Longview was. After all these explanation, I added by saying that I would appreciate if they allowed me to take a picture of them as it was a requirement for my project. Despite this approach, many people were reluctant to help me with this project. There were a few people, who directed me to another area to ask other people. They even assured me that others would be willing to participate in my …show more content…
Apart from the two White Americans I had managed to talk to, most of the strangers I talked were a minority. I found that fascinating as I am also considered a minority in this country. I found it easier to approach these people to ask them for a favor. At the same time, they were more willing to help me with my project, and had conversed with me. Many of them continued their conversation with me by inspiring me to continue to pursue in what I was doing. I could actually feel their care and love for me, even though we were strangers. The two Americans that I approached had mentioned that they have been culturally exposed. Thus, making them more willing to help a minority such as myself. This assignment has taught me that outside of my LeTourneau bubble, there are people who do are not willing to listen to me because of my age, gender, and ethnicity. It was a little disheartening, but it broaden my worldview about

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