Writing to Change the world

Essay by vshahUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, October 2014

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Steve Maraboli stated in his book, "Life, The Truth, and Being Free," "When we are judging everything, we are learning nothing." Some point in every person's life they have experienced others questioning or misunderstanding them. Growing up, and especially in high school I was very athletic. I played tennis and lacrosse all four years of high school, played powder-puff football, and was even the assistant-coach for the girl's field hockey team. Being so athletic other students had the illusions that I wasn't smart or even did my work because I was so involved in other activities in the school. However, this was completely incorrect. In reality, I was A straight A student with a 4.0 GPA. Yes I was very busy with sports and other extra curricular activities, but I learned to manage time. It is frustrating to have someone think that I am dumb just based on the facts that I am very involved in sports.

No one should just look at a person, and judge them without actually talking and getting to know him/her. Although, many of us wish that others could get to know us before judging, that's not the case unfortunately.

There have been many myths and stereotypes that have gone around about me that aren't true. Being an Indian girl, many assumptions were made about me. Starting with my family, people assumed that my parents must own a 7/11 convenient store and there must be someone in the family that's a doctor. This however was not true. My mother is actually a lawyer and my father owns a grocery store. Yes, my brother is a doctor but not due to the fact that we are an Indian family, but because he wants to help treat people and after seeing our sister's death he...