Prompt: USC believes that one learns best when interacting with people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Tell us about a time you were exposed to a new idea or when your beliefs were challenged by another point of view. 250 word limit.
I just wrote this and feels really simple and boring. Can I get some thoughts?
Prayer Before Meal
During my first day of fifth grade I was assigned a seat next to a freckled girl with blonde hair named Lisa. We were both nervous about the new class, but we quickly got along due to a few cartoons that we both enjoyed. We helped each other through our first classes and even spent our recess together talking. When the lunch bell rang, I fell in line to buy food while she went straight to the tables since she had packed her lunch. After I purchased my food I took a seat next to Lisa and I was surprised to see that her lunch was still untouched."Could you pray with me?" she asked. Thoughtlessly I responded, "You pray before you eat? That's weird." Lisa frowned at me, then closed her eyes and quietly prayed by herself. She didn't say another word to me for the rest of the day. On my way home from school later I told my dad what happened. He told me that I should be respectful of everyone's beliefs and that I should apologize to Lisa. When I arrived at class the next morning, I apologized to Lisa and explained that I had never prayed before. She forgave me and explained that she used to attend a catholic school. When I sat next to her during lunch that day, I asked her if she could teach me how to pray. She smiled and took my hand. We prayed together at lunch everyday after that.