Learning Many New Things This Semester Essay

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I am looking forward to learning many new things this semester. I enjoy learning and look for opportunities to feed my brain. I want to learn as much as I can about the elder so that I can implement these things as a future Gerontologist. As the good old book says in Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Understanding life and the different situations that arise will make things easier and knowing when there is no understanding for certain things is wisdom. The more I learn, the more I will understand and can relate to the elderly population. I want to learn as much “book work “as possible, but I also know that experience is the mother of all teachers. As I view my self-introductory, now that it is out there for the class to read I think it could have been longer and say more about myself. I also see that the class has many different backgrounds, which will bring different perspectives to our discussion board.
Week 2
This week I saw many different personalities. It warmed my heart when I saw an elderly couple holding hands while walking into Walmart while gazing and smiling at each other. I also saw a few who chose to be grumpy and did not respond when I said good morning. One was wheel chair bound but happy as can be. What I noticed about myself was that I have a preconceived notion that the aged needed help. I tried to get items that were too high for the person in the wheel chair and assumed…

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