Psychology Assignment 2
February 28, 2013
The most significant event in my life was when I lost my best friend. We both were born on the same day and the same time. Both of us grew up in the same community and he was 23yrs of ago (23 years old?). He died two days before his birthday. My friend’s death was something that was very unexpected and shocking to his family and friends within the community and left a lasting impression on me as his best friend. After the death of my friend, I decided to leave the community and move to another community which I lived in before coming to the United State of America. Now as I think back on the event, I believe this event to be the most accurate memory that I have from my past. But the more I think about it and try to re live the memory the more I find myself questioning the details of the event. When I first thought about the memory years later I recalled the conversation that we have before he died. I will never forget the death of my friend because he was like a brother and friend to me. When my friend was to the point of death, I can still remember his voice clearly. I actually can recall the conversation word for word with his tone of voice. The fact that I can recall the entire conversation within the hospital that my friend died in, shows that I placed heavy importance on the actual conversation and not necessarily the event itself. This event has had a positive effect on my subjective well-being in that it made me look at my life in a different light and walk a path that I believed to be more positive for me. I believe the death of my friend forced me to look towards positive factors to give me happiness. Before this event I was not concerned about the happiness that I had in my life or the happiness that I caused in loved ones lives. This conversation with my friend forced me to search for a better quality of life and search for positive...
References: Baron, R., & Kalsher, M. (2008) Introduction to Psychology Third Custom Edition
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