The Importance Of Mano In The Self-Concept

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People will come in and out of your life and each will leave some imprint in your mind and heart. Whether they be pleasant or not is up to that person in question. Some people quietly sneak into your life and change your whole way of thinking. This such thing happened to me when I met my significant other, Mano. I chose this person because our relationship is new, and because I have longer conversations with him than other close friends and family, I would be more likely to experience something out of the ordinary than I would with someone I have known a long time. He doesn’t know that I am writing this paper based on our relationship, but if he did, he would only ask why and then leave it to rest once I gave him an answer. I met Mano in the …show more content…
Self-concept is key to shaping who we are and how we relate to the world. My self-concept definitely changed during the week because I realized that I am not as open-minded as I thought I was. I think that I didn’t know this about myself because the people close to me either respond the way I would or the behavior is extreme at either pole. During a conversation we had about Mano’s upbringing in and departure from Afghanistan, I commented that he was blessed to have made it out, where so many others don’t. Conversely, he basically told me that it is hard to say what a blessing is and what is not, because sometimes things just happen. Then he posed a scenario: If God saved him from a dying but didn’t save someone else, would that mean that he is more blessed than the others that died? My first response was to say “Yes”, but instead I thought about it and realized that my way of thinking didn’t make sense. At that point I had to reevaluate my way of thinking and form a new conclusion. I think this relates to being open-minded because my belief that blessings are specific things that happen to or for people contradicts my belief that God loves everyone equally. To reconcile the two beliefs, I had to change my opinion about what a blessing

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