Viktor Frankl said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance, to choose one’s way. ” I agree with this quote because if something doesn’t go the way you want to, it all depends on how you look at it. You could either look at the bright side of it and make things better, or look at the awful part of it, and make things worse. I always try to look at the bright side of it, especially since your perception influences your outlook on life. Do you want your perception on life to be tremendous, or dreadful?Order now
I would have to say, my life is wonderful. Although, every so often it turns dreadful. However, I always manage to turn it around, so I can be happy again. When I was younger, my life wasn’t like it is today. I had to deal with enormous changes in my life to get it the way it is today. The biggest change I had to deal with was friendship. When I was younger I would have done anything to be popular. I thought that if you were popular, that everybody would like you, and you could be the center of attention. There are 2 types of popularity, good and bad popularity.
Good popularity is where everybody knows you for the good things you have done, and wants to be around you. There is also bad popularity, where everybody knows you for the horrible things that you have done, and nobody wants to be around you. The hardest thing was figuring out that I wasn’t the good popular. Once I figured out that I wasn’t the good popular, I tried to think of ways I had become the bad type of popularity. I tried to think back to see what I have done in my past, to make people dislike me. Then I figured it out; it was all because of the people I was hanging out with.
My friends use to make fun of kids who had made mistakes. People use to say that my friends could make something small, into something really dramatic. The only thing was that we never thought of how the kids might react or feel. The kids could have been embarrassed, sad, hurt, or even ashamed of themselves. Once I saw this in myself, I knew it was time for me to make a change. The first thing I had to do was change my friends. I knew it wouldn’t be easy because of how long we had all been together, but luckily I did it. I got rid of my old friends.
Then I needed to get new friends, when most of the kids didn’t like me. Somehow, I managed to get new friends. I got new friends that actually cared about people. When I got my new friends, I felt different around them. It was weird for a while, until I actually found out that my old friends weren’t actually true friends. Real friends would support you in everything you do, while my old friends didn’t. After that, I never went back to them. My biggest change was my perception of friendship. I hope they help me become a better person.