Personal Narrative: Treat Others What I Want To Be Treated

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"Treat others how you want to be treated." A quote you 've probably heard a hundred times, but a golden rule that I 've held dear to my heart since I was a little girl. Through school I never belonged to one clique. In a sense, I always hated the idea of a clique because the social exclusion it created has always frustrated me. I was that girl that was friends with everyone. Not because I felt like I had to, but because I 've generally always had an interest in learning about people who were raised differently than I. More time than I could count I was asked "Why do you hang out with them? They 're so weird." This question always frustrated me because it didn 't make sense. Because they 're different than you are, that 's weird? My socially marginalized classmates needed people like me. Was I the only one who noticed? Or was I really just one of the only ones who cared? Either way, I believe more people should care the way I have and always will. Everyone needs someone they can turn to on a dark day.…show more content…
All I knew was that I wanted to make a difference in someone 's life. It took me 18 years of experience and a great deal of self-reflection before I realized that social work is exactly what I 'm looking for. Now that I know, so many things come to my head when I think about why I want to pursue social work. One of the major reasons is because I 've always loved people. Since as long as I could remember I 've had a genuine care for the happiness and wellbeing of others. Through high school I seen first-hand how social services can change someone 's life for the better and seeing this has fueled me to want to give a voice to those who 's go

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