Life's complexity taught me a lot of lessons which shaped me into who I am now. As I was growing up, I have learned to accept and understand the people around me and respect everyone even those who are unworthy. I admit that I hated some people before because I simply disliked their attitude. The other reasons for my hatred towards others can be traced to insecurity, jealousy, close-mindedness and being judgmental. Back in the old days, I had a classmate who was an arrogant snob. I used to hate her for being like that, but when I started to get to know her, I realized that she was not really just an arrogant snob. In a deeper level, I found out that she was a great person and with that I learned that I need to understand the people around me and accept them for being who they are. After all, nobody is perfect. Everyone has his or her own flaws and imperfections. We are distinct from each other and so we have to respect one another. My hatred towards her and to those people who I hated before is now gone and I never thought that the girl who I used to hate would eventually become my best friend.
It did not end there. Life’s challenges continued to test me. There was a time in my life when I had a lot of problems concerning my family, academics and friends. During those times, whenever I wake up in the morning, I always had this question in mind: "Why am I still alive?” I wished every day that one day I will be in an accident and die or have amnesia. However, there was once when I forgot to whisper to the wind my hopeful wish and unexpectedly this became a turning point in my life. It was a late Thursday night and I was on my way home from our group's practice for the battle of the bands. I was riding a tricycle and it was running so fast. The driver did not notice that there was a hole which caused the tricycle to turn over. After that night, I realized that I should not give up and waste my life stressing and drowning myself into the sea of problems. I...
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