Step outside Your World
When I first thought about living a life in someone else’s shoes, such as this, I was a bit terrified. I was a little uneasy of not only what others would think of me, but how I was going to survive doing the things I do on a normal basis. For this activity I choose to lose live a day in the life of a person who only has one arm. It may not sound like I was going too far outside the box, but in all actuality it was very difficult. I choose this because my uncle married a lady who was born with no arm on one side and very little of an arm on the other. Her left side arm is gone around her elbow and her right arm was not fully developed and she only has three fingers. She is truly inspiring because she can do anything that I can do with little difficulty. She works, drives, cleans, and just recently gave birth to a baby boy that she takes care of. This is why I choose this activity, to see how incredibly hard it actually is. I chose to do all my regular activities that she would also encounter. I started off at home by getting ready and then went off to work. I found out how difficult it truly was. While I was at work not only did I have deal with my regular work tasks, but I also had to deal with the customers. I was surprised to find how many people had no concern for anything but themselves. I had a few complaints on how slow I was being and also got a few weird looks from others. I also found others being more lenient towards me. Either way I found that they are not treated equal either way. Learning Form the Experience
I most diffidently felt uncomfortable in this situation for many reasons. I was not use to performing these tasks without the use of one of my arms, nor was I used to the looks and reactions I got from others. This experience has changed my point of view by showing me that people need to have patience with others and yet at the same time there is no need to be overwhelmingly reliant on others. I have also walked...
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