Reflection Paper

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Why is a question I often asked and never got the answer too. Being that I was and still am in a state of my life where all I can do is ask questions, I turned to philosophy. With getting my general education in mind I chose this class out of curiosity. Though it was not my intention to actually find meaning in the class, I did. It opened a light that I didn’t think shined as bright as it did. I’ve always let society and my past experiences determine my outlook on life and how I chose to present myself. Dealing with a lot of mental hindrances, like depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, I was nearing my breaking point. Asking questions every day on what the good life was and whether I’d be happy I felt stuck. Now looking back through the semester, I’ve answered a lot of the questions I didn’t know I wanted to ask. Keeping my curiosity alive as well as, the question “Is this the life I want to live?” A lot of people plan out their lives living according to what has been taught to them. I was one of those people. Always following this life that my parents, friends, and society pushed on me. I only saw one path and I didn’t love it very much. I was supposed to go to school, get a good job, fall in love, get married, have children and hope to have enough money to buy my happiness. We have built this society to bring people down without a second thought. You always want to be better, smarter, prettier, and richer than the next person. But is that what I believed

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