Many People have many of they’re own beliefs. I’ve seen strange ones; heart felt ones, and even bar-b-que. But this is really the first time I’ve nothing smart elic or funny to say. I believe that the way you act has more to say about you than anything you can fathom.
The way you act can tell people how you feel about yourself, the people around you, your loved ones, even your stuffed teddy bear. One example I can think of is a role model. If you have a role model and you want to be just like him, do everything he does, even do what he does when you grow up, but then you see on television that he got arrested for drug charges. Think about that. How would he feel if he knew that so many people looked up to him and wanted to be like him.
I can say this because my dad was a drug user. I only figured out about that this year. My parents were hiding it from me for a good deal of time. When my Mom told me about that, It went deep inside me and started to tear my heart into pieces. I tried to act as if it didn’t affect me, but it really did hurt to hear that my own role model was on methamphetamine. I wanted to cry, yet life goes on tears or no tears.
What that told me about him was that he was strong to quit, but at the same time possibly not the best role model. That is hard for me to say about my own dad but it’s just the whole hearted truth. I love my dad and that wont change but the thing is that he made a bad decision and that tells me that he doesn’t always make the best decisions.
I believe that the way you act and the things you do say more about you than you can ever fathom.
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