” I want to make a difference in people’s lives”, a monotonous and far too often declared statement. Many people state that to be able to “change someone’s life” is a rewarding, self-fulfilling and self-satisfying process, however, I hold the oppositional viewpoint. When working to ignite a change within a life, one should become selfless, you are no longer concerned with the benefits which you yourself will receive but instead, you will be complete in knowing you were able to offer some form of security and happiness in a selfless manner. The idea of playing an active and substantial role in helping others develop, greatly appeals to me. I want the opportunity to show people the jewels of learning and discovery,Studying this course will help me inflict minds on self-awareness and lifelong love and dedication to learning.
I have a manifesting curiosity about all things around me and I find myself constantly questioning my external environment, at times I believe it is essential to look at the world through an objective lens, however not too objective that it hinders my ability to think critically. Diversity is of no harm and the fact that we live in a society which is so receptive to the differences of others in itself is exceptional. Living in such a society has permitted me to socialise with many kinds of people. Furthermore, I am able to access situations from the perspective of others, gaining insight into their perceptions of the world. It can be a great challenge to solidify new concepts which have not before been understood. From a young age I have constantly found myself having personal responsibility for a group of people – whether that being my younger siblings or a team in my academic life- my stance and etiquette resemble those of an authoritative figure and I find myself immediately appointed the position of team leader, after conversations concerning challenging projects. This played a great significance in my secondary years as I was selected to be a peer mentor. Whilst in this role I noticed my ability to take risks become exemplified, I make it my priority to have a tenacious hold on any difficult situation, making sure those in my care feel trust and at ease.
In all cases my experiences whilst carrying this role has been extremely rewarding as I am able to see those around me progress with a substantial gain in confidence which in their later lives they will be able to pass on. My close friend suffers from mental illness and at times it has consumed her and her well-being, in support of her I have assisted her to a counseling session and it gave me a keen interest into therapeutic interventions. This session taught me the value of empathy and the vulnerability of others. Therefore, in everything I do, I make it of great significance that I install the values of empathy, respect, and kindness within myself and for all. Classical Civilisations, an extremely intriguing subject. I found myself drawn to the subject along with the gods and monsters and although this subject is “illogical” to some, I found it extremely beneficial. In my studies, I came across an ancient Greek Philosopher and Scientist called Aristotle. His exceptional philosophies and intelligence were regarded as his most vital accomplishments, but what most appealed to me was the following quotation, “Those who know, do.
Those who understand Teach”, this quote has become embedded within my mind. Whilst studying this course I aim to master the subject and the best way to master the subject is to teach it, I will master the course and all the requirements and when I go on to become a teacher I want to share the excitement and enthusiasm of my rewarding passion successfully and confidently. As well as a full-time student, I am also a part-time carer for my mother who suffers from a mobility dysfunction. Although in the beginning, this was extremely challenging, it has given me great organisational skills and the ability to do more than multitasking.