How I have Changed Since Freshman Year?--Paper范文
2016-12-28 来源: 51due教员团队 类别: Paper范文
Walking through the hallways of Eleanor Roosevelt High School freshman year was somewhat intimidating. Being incredibly shy, I was one of the people being pushed aside so the older, bigger students could pass through. I entered high school with the mentality that the older the student is, the more respect and attention they ?deserve.? Therefore freshman were at the very bottom of the list, including myself.
All through elementary and middle school the students behaved like this, not associating with anyone younger or older than themselves. It took me most of my first year of high school to gain enough confidence to become extroverted due to my realization that all these ideas I had in my mind about the with seniority comes superiority did not exist at Roosevelt. On the very first day of school, a few seniors joined my friends and me at lunch. They offered advice and encouragement about high school, in a manner that never once made me feel like an ignorant freshman. The whole time I was expecting them to steal our lunch money or some other ridiculous juvenile prank that movies want people to believe teenagers do. After our conversation was over it took me a several minutes to realize maybe I was incorrect regarding my expectations of the student?s behavior.
However, the one incident did not completely convince me of all the students equality, it was the friends I made. By the end of the week, I had made plans with sophomores and juniors at school who lived in my neighborhood that I had never imagined would want to make acquaintance with me. Of course I was too timid to have ever bothered talking to them before. Throughout the year I made more friends with students from a variety of age groups, and not once did I meet anyone that spoke to me in a condescending manner.
As I met more people my confidence increased. I began to participate in conversations that before I might have just smiled and listened. The gain of self-assurance helped me in classes as well; I raised my hand more often to take part in discussions and felt less fearful to ask questions.All these changes were only the beginning. As a senior and I look back at how I have metamorphosed into a confident person, I realize just how much I have changed, and what I have learned from it.
Presently, I always join in conversations without hesitation.I express my opinion without worrying what the other people will think. No longer do I worry if students will make disparaging remarks towards me because of something I have said. I have more important things to do with my time. I have found myself " I know what I like, what I am like, and who my true friends are. Standing up for my beliefs, myself and occur without any faltering.Recently I had a male friend make a racist comment that related to a friend of mine that he is not fond of. I immediately defended her since she was not there to do it herself. There was a large crowd of his friends around, but I stood up for my friend anyway. A couple years ago I would have been too frightened to vindicate her, with no one there to support me. Now I know that I should stand up for what is right, even if I am standing alone. If people ridicule me for this, obviously they are not worth being friends with in the first place. I have enough confidence in myself to not be bothered if every single person I know does not particularly like me.
Now when I walk the hallways of Roosevelt I do not allow myself to be rammed into the walls and other people, but at the same time I do not shove other students out of the way.I will go out of my way to assist underclassmen in need, whether concerns their locker or their books sprawled about the floor. My confidence enables me to approach people I do not know, and I know this a valuable quality I possess that will help me throughout my entire life, along with my experience related to associating with people from a variety of age groups.51Due网站原创范文除特殊说明外一切图文著作权归51Due所有；未经51Due官方授权谢绝任何用途转载或刊发于媒体。如发生侵犯著作权现象，51Due保留一切法律追诉权。、更多论文代写范文欢迎访问我们主页 www.51due.com 当然有论文代写需求可以和我们24小时在线客服 QQ:800020041 联系交流。-M