Pocahontas

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Pocahontas is a free spirited individual who “goes wherever the wind takes her.” Growing up, her parents have always instilled in her that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it, and to never let anyone tell you differently. This opened up many possibilities for her in order to help her figure out who she was and what she wanted to do. Pocahontas believed that she was put here on this earth for a reason, and intended to find out exactly what that reason was. She always had a nurturing heart and would always lend a helping hand, because she valued life of every kind. Pocahontas was the first in the family to do something to better her life. With a lot of praise from her parents, she held a heavy burden to live up to their expectations…show more content…
However, one night she knew she must break her parent’s rules for the safety of her friend. They were at a social event one night and Pocahontas was getting ready to leave to make it home on time for her curfew. As she was leaving Pocahontas saw that her friend had a little too much to drink and was trying to get into her car to drive home. Pocahontas noticed her friend in this state and had two options, keep walking and make it in time for her curfew, or save a friend from a drinking and driving accident. Pocahontas’s restorative characteristics came into play in this situation and adapted to what was set forth in front of her. She quickly reacted and went to her friend and grab her keys. She then offered to drive her home as another friend who was sober followed Pocahontas in order to give her a ride back to her car after words. The post-conventional level of Kohlberg’s moral reasoning theory “Kohlberg's theory is largely based on the observation of moral judgments that people make with respect to specific situational dilemmas. (Peens, B., & Louw, D. 2000)” helped influenced Pocahontas’s decision making in this situation. When she went home that night Pocahontas’s parents were livid that she disobeyed them. However, when she explained what happened her parents were proud of her decision. Pocahontas learned a valuable lesson, which sometimes it is right to break…show more content…
There was so many temptations all around her which made her dreams seem just out of reach. She had her own family bringing her down and saying everything but supporting words. Diminishing her spirit which was so optimistic. Time and time again Pocahontas had to block out all the negativity from her life and focus on what it was that she was trying to achieve; a better future. Her parents pushed and pushed her beyond belief to ensure she kept going. Friends tempting her to stray from her path. The environment testing how mentally tough she was to overcome all the problems that came with living in the area she grew up in. Drugs, crime, gangs, all there to break people out of their hopes and dreams. In this time in Pocahontas’s life, she used positivity more than anything to keep her going. She even had her friends believing that they too can make something of themselves than the life that is expected of them. The Social Cognitive Approach “This model classifies expectations into two distinct types, self-efficacy and outcome. (Cheng, P., & Chu, M. 2014)” has helped Pocahontas with her mental ability to overcome all the factors that diminish her spirit. Despite everything around her, Pocahontas has still thrived into what she has wanted to become. She has exceeded when so many have doubted her and is still going. She is ensuring her own
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