My Life As A Social Perspective

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Throughout my life I had a mindset that everything will find its place and thus accepted whatever shore the waves of time landed me. For a good decade starting from my adolescence this was my ideology. Perhaps I decided to be complacent because I had irrational fears towards the outcomes of “trying.” This seed of complacency sprouted when I developed vitiligo, the same skin condition Michael Jackson had, around patches of skin on my head in my pre-teen years. It transformed my light caramel skin into a distinguished white color. Regardless, it fueled my insecurities and destroyed my past dreams of a “normal” life. Normal in the sense of what was portrayed in the various television shows and movies that I was enslaved by. For many years I…show more content…
It is in my first semester of attending Harry S. Truman College that cracks had started to form in the shell that was my complacent mindset. My first semester at Truman was the largest turning point of my life. It is during this time that I actually started to “try” and because I tried, I accelerated my growth in knowledge and experiences. The transition from being a recluse to someone who needed to interact with people on a daily basis was a shocking change, which displayed to me that the only thing that prevented me from interacting with people was my misconstrued perspective brought upon my insecurities. This was evident when I learned that staying silent was detrimental to learning. I noticed that I stayed silent because I feared sounding stupid when asking questions to my peers or professors but then I realized that I was sacrificing knowledge for the sake of how people perceived me. College is a learning experience and it is okay to not know something because if I knew the content already, why would I be there in the first place. This line of thinking allowed me to be willing to answer and ask questions in all my classes. In turn, I was clearly distinguished from my peers and gained the attention of my professors, whom would later become great assets to me. This simple action of participating signified that I was willing to open myself up for criticism for the sake of learning. Since I showed that
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