Personal Narrative : Personal Experience

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There’s a saying that goes, “In this world, there’s always going to be people better than you, so stop comparing yourself to others and be the best you can be.” I have always thought of this as foolish. Why couldn’t I just try and be as good as them? My own stubbornness pushed away the logical view of this quote and instead, challenged it.
During the summer of 2017, I had a job. I worked for the Forest Service clearing out trails on mountains, building fences, or anything that needed fixing in nature. There was plenty of people who surrounded me, co-workers and leaders. We worked outside in the scorching temperatures of the desert sun. Being in such harsh conditions, I noticed that others could easily adapt to the strain of the sun and workload. Knowing this I tried adjusting as good as they did, pushed by sheer selfishness.
One day, we were hiking to a job site out in the middle of a ranch. Bald hills and small shrubs littered around us as far as the eye could see. The trek was a 3 mile hike one way, which sounded quite small. However, I had to carry my backpack full of lunch, waters, snacks, and safety equipment, and I was carrying a tool called a McCloud, similar to a rake, that weighed around 10 pounds. The beginning of the walk wasn’t bad, it was around 9 a.m. and the heat was at a comfortable temperature. The trail had many steep hills and slopes; at times it was hard to continue up them. As I looked around I saw a lot of my co-workers not facing these struggles. In
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