Compassion

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The first thing you are usually asked when doing icebreakers is who are you and what your interests are. Getting to know yourself is almost as important as getting to know those around you. So, the question at stake, is who am I? What defines me as a person and allows others to see who I truly am. A few words I am going to focus on to describe who I am is persistent, caring, and an advocate. Persistence is defined as “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Throughout my teenage years, I have had to continue to be persistent, and the value of persistence is one I strive myself on. My freshman year of high school was one of the worst years of my life, and started a downhill struggle that continued…show more content…
The definition of a caring person stretches far beyond the idea of being kind, and although it is important to be kind there are a few other key values behind this idea. Compassion is a key value behind the aspect of the idea of being caring. Having compassion for those around me is something I strive myself to do. As life has gone on, I have realized not enough people offer the empathy that those around them need; as an individual, I always give credit to those who have problems around me, and allow myself to step into their shoes, as I try and fix the problem. The idea of compassion flows into another key aspect of being caring, which is helping others. As a compassionate individual, I step into their shoes and try to get through their problems, but to be caring you must be willing to help. No matter what time of the day or night it is, anyone can call to get a little advice, or to vent their heart out. This is an important quality I strive to have because I know what it is like to be in a hard part of your life, so being able to care for others creates a happiness inside of me. The last key value of being caring that I strive to have is to be kind. Something I find important is the value of being kind to all around you even if you do not agree with what they may be saying. This has been a struggle for me as I do not agree with some of the views others around me share, but I find the kindness and care inside of me to sit down, listen, and attempt to understand where they may be coming from. To be caring is something that not a lot of people can properly do, but I know that personally I can look at myself and know that the idea of being caring is something I share, along with something I truly
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