My Personal Philosophy Of My Life Essay

1606 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Almost all of the experiences we have in life teach us lessons. Although we may not realize it at the time, our actions impact us in a negative or positive way somewhere down the line. The choices we make will always stick with us and will shape us into who we are meant to be. Throughout my life, I have never followed one true moral philosophy. The people I’ve met, the places I’ve been and the experiences I’ve had have caused me to change me mind about many aspects of my life throughout the last 21 years. After taking a chance to reflect on all that has happened to me, I was able to pinpoint three things that have really shaped me into who I am today.
When I was four, I went through an extremely traumatic time in my life. I was forced out of school and into a life filled with hospital, doctors and pain. I fell behind in my schoolwork, was looked at differently by my classmates and felt lesser than my friends. As a child, I was unaware of how this situation would affect me down the line. Still to this day, I feel different from everyone around me and worry that someone may look at me as weak because of my physical issues. Looking back at this time in my life, I was able to identify my moral philosophy as that of utilitarianism. I think this is the best descriptor of what I was going through at the time because all I wanted was to please everyone around me. My mindset was that if I was able to give the largest amount of people the most happiness, I could potentially make…

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