Personal Narrative: The Importance Of Diversity

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Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is to never take what you have for granite. I say this because going through life when I was younger I did not really understand how important relationships are. I believed that what is presented to you was a privilege and not to think anything of it. My perspective changed when my middle brother, JohnStark, was diagnosed with cancer. Not knowing whether or not he was going to make it in the beginning, if they would have to amputee this leg, or finally remove the femur was a very hard process to watch someone that I love go through. The relationship I build with my brother throughout the years before cancer was based on having fun, someone to be there for, and keeping each other in line. …show more content…
As a child I was spoiled my parents did not know how to say no to me since I was the first born. I noticed that I was spoiled between the ages ten and twelve. This affected the way I perceived things and how I believed that the things around me I should have whenever I wanted them. When I first started high school at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School I learned solitary, being kind to others, and reflecting on the past. I knew I was spoiled at a younger age but did not do anything about it. Brebeuf helped me find a way to be more capable of being less selfish and more being a “man for others”. The word community means family to me, I saw my school as a family. As a family we had gone through a lot of sorrow, and I felt as if I could go to anyone about any issue that I was having and feel safe. After my good friend committed suicide I felt lost and not able to have help from anyone. He was someone I use to hangout with a lot and with him gone I could not help but feel like it could have been my fault that he did that. I would spend days thinking about how if I changed one thing then he would still be here to this day. It would get worst and as time went on I could feel teachers, classmates, priest, and my parents reaching out to help me. They helped me find what I was really worried about and conquer that issue. In those moments thats when I was able to grow …show more content…
It does not mean only go as far enough to say that peace is when there is no war or the issues that arise from war are going unseen. To me after reading the syllabus and and a few other articles at some point peace and justice is defined as people getting along and doing their very best to live life simply. In the fourth grade I met a boy who was homeschool up until then. He did not get along well with all the other students so I gave him a chance. Turns out he is the nicest person you will ever met and from that I have build a relationship with him that has lasted to this day. He lives life very simple, I do not think he has the ability to say one mean thing about a person, and he accepts everyone who comes to him with any kind of problem. My friend Adam is the kind of person I would like to strive to be. I can be judgmental sometimes and shun people away without thinking about it and I realize that I am wrong for it but need to learn ways to push past

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