Essay by dianner11College, UndergraduateA, October 2014

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Once a BoniOne, Always a BoniOne!

It's not about how you start, but about how you finish the race. In a group, people either become friends, enemies or strangers. Some members of the group may often encounter disagreements or conflicts along the way because their perspectives and views do not match. Some groups are easily dissolved because the members lack emotional attachment towards each other. Every one of us is uniquely and wonderfully made by God, that's why no person is the same as the other. Sadly, these individual differences are the very reasons why some groups never even reach the stage of becoming a family. However there are some groups that stand before trials and use their individual differences as strengths to reach the finish line. A group may start bad but it does not matter. It all boils down to the experiences each member of the group had with each other, and how they used the situations that they were in and the stumbling blocks that they encountered as stepping stones towards reaching their goal.

According to Anthon (2014), "We are not supposed to all be the same, feel the same and believe the same. The key to continued expansion of our Universe lies in diversity, not in conformity and coercion."

Majority of the people that I had interacted with were my classmates. It's no wonder that some of them are my best friends. When I was in 4th year high school, there were about forty-eight (48) students in my class. Our section was called "Bonifacio-one" or popularly known as "BoniONE". I can never forget this section because it really made an impact in my life. Out of all the sections that I was part of, this was the best. We were not just classmates, we were a...