What Does You Do For Your Life?

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Ever since I was a little girl I always knew that I wanted to help people. However, at the time, I had no clue what that meant. If you were to ask a five-year-old what they wanted to do for the rest of their life they will probably reply with some exotic career, regardless of the dangers. They tend to ignore all the downsides because five-year-olds are certainly not thinking of the pay, schooling, or how much work it will take to achieve their goal. Instead they think about how cool or fun it would be to run into burning buildings or go into space. As we get older we learn to take these dangers into aspect. At eighteen we are told to pick this career we want to do for the next 40 or so years. Some tend to think less of how much they will…show more content…
Psychology is always changing. We use it in our everyday life, even if we don’t think or mean to, and ever since I started studying it I notice that I use it too. Instead of passively doing something without thinking I would step back and use the theories I learned about and apply them to real life. Of course you don’t just suddenly learn Psychology and become this perfect person who makes no mistakes. You take those mistakes and over time learn from them. For example, I was struggling last semester toward finals week and my Psychology professor taught us a unit on stress. She gave us helpful tips on how to juggle our stress that not only helped during finals but whenever I had a big assignment or even some big life event. I recently picked up a book by Geoff Rolls called “Classic Case Studies in Psychology” because I was interested in learning more about case studies. I recognized some of them from my classes but others were brand new. Despite trying to juggle all my classes and studying I still decided to read the book for fun. It went in way more in depth than what I learned in my classes and helped me understand certain theories better. We tend to push Psychology to the back because we don’t believe in its importance when in fact we should. Without Psychology, how would know why we do certain things? Would we know why we are unlikely to help if we think others already did, or more commonly known as the bystander effect? Would we know that we

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