Last Lecture Paper

Genivyve Smith

Les Penick

Human Growth and Development

11 November 2012

Last Lecture

            There are two ways to perceive the dying of a person. First, you can look at it as being a motivational tool, helping others and yourself. Second, you could look at it as being a depressing time, which it is at first, but you could stay at this time of looking negatively at the situation; not smiling when you could smile, because that’s what they would want you to do right? There are two things from this lecture that I can learn, and there are many things my Human Growth and Development class could benefit from this.

I learned many things. The one that most applies and sticks with me can be summed up in one word: determination. Determination can be a powerful thing. Lucille Ball, for example, was dismissed from drama school with a note reading, “She’s too shy to put her best foot forward.” Michael Jordon, another example, was cut from his high school basketball team, going home to cry. If a person doesn’t fail they have nothing to learn from. They have nothing to push them on. Michael Jordan may have mourned in the beginning, but that’s someone who took from it and pushed on, trying harder. He was being determined. Many people just give up. “Oh those were just dreams. That’s all. Just silly dreams…” If you can dream it you can achieve it.

I believe my Human Growth and Development class, plus the future classes can learn a lot from this.  The cognitive and socio-emotional development at this age is so important, so vital. People influence us, especially our guardians. If they support your dreams, no matter how impossible these dreams may seem, I think, a child has a better chance of achieving them. Also these dreams could be swayed by our guardians, our peers, our mentors, and more. Dreams are based on our values formed from our environment and by our capacity of intellect.

There are two things from this lecture that I can learn, and there are many things my Human Growth and Development class could benefit from this.  Determination is everything and our morals come from the people around us and how well we function. Life is a blessing. Dreams are not impossible, for everything begins with the spark known as a dream.

 

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