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My childhood experience helped me become a better human. CBEST 'Experience' Essay

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Sep 15, 2015   #1
Many childhood experiences leave lifelong impressions on people. Write an essay in which you describe a memorable childhood experience and explain its effect on your life.

Life is a journey which brings with itself lot of experiences, some good and some bad. But each experience leaves an impact on one's life. One such experience which left a print in my life and personality was facing discrimination at an age of 10. Since ages our society has been divided on various factors viz. religious, cultural, financial,etc. No matter how much our leaders and social activist try to eradicate these issues, they are always prevalent in the society in one form or the other. Overcoming the financial inequality with laid out by my classmates in school was a turning point in my life.

Since the age of 3, I had three close friends with whom I lived everyday to the best. We had been together for almost everything, for recess, games, picnics, birthday parties, etc. But I never realized that these friends of mine will one day look down at me because I didn't belong to a well-off family. That started happening when I entered 5th Grade. My friends unlike me got new backpacks and new lunch boxes for the first day of school. They didn't want to include me for lunch. Similar used to happen for birthday parties. They stopped inviting me because I never adorned fancy and expensive clothes. This behavior of theirs was really devastating for me.

Every morning going to school became difficult for me. My confidence was shattered. I didn't feel like playing or eating. Day in school had never been so dull before. Unlike before, I was no more keen to learn new things in academics or in sports.I had to push myself to perform in studies as per Grade Level. But after few months that feeling sort of sinked in. I accepted the fact that I was not financially competent with friends whom I had loved so much. But a natural instinct in me prompted to move on and make new friends.

This experience actually boosted my confidence. It taught me not to get disheartened by the way other people treat you. It taught me to look above these issues and achieve your goals. Its said, " Treat others the way you want to be treated". So I realized not to look down at others on basis of cast, creed, religion or money.

My childhood experience helped me become a better human.This experience assisted me in not being judgmental. So its very vital to look for the positive aspects of each phase of life. That helps us build our personality in a positive way. This childhood experience was truly inspirational and changed the way I used to look at people and the world around me.

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