I Believe

adam - windsor, Colorado
Entered on November 4, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: tolerance

I believe. I believe in being tolerant to others, for there are only great things that can come out of it. Any were form knowing some one better, or getting a new friend. Also from being tolerant you can see two sides of an argument of an opinion.

When I was in the 5th grade there was a new kid at our school his name was Robert he must of only been at the school for only two days and me as well a the rest of my closely established friends did not like him. He had not even said two words to me and I had all ready made up my mind that I did not like this kid. He acted different and he had a heavy southern draw.

When I got home from school that day my mom was baking a cake from scratch and she only does that on special events I thought to my self did I forget someone’s birthday, ‘no’ I said to my self. I asked my mom what the cake was for she said that it was a moving in party that she was going to go to that night. I said ‘o that sounds like fun’ my mom said ‘I heard that the have a boy in your grade and he goes to your school.’ I got real quiet then and realized that of all the people the move in it was the one person I could not stand and he was moving in two doors down. I was upset very upset when she got back from that party I was going to have a talk with her.

When she got back I started to talk with he about this new kid and how I could not stand him. Probably the most important part was that she said ‘be tolerant to others and try to be to him hey you don’t know maybe he could become your new friend’ and being a kid I said ‘no way’

But at that next day of school I tried to be nice and tolerant to Robert. And slowly but surely I started to become friends with him and at the last quarter of the year he was in the group of friends I had at the start of the year

My mom was right. If you be tolerant to others only great things can come out of it like getting to know someone better or me case getting one of by best friends I believe in being tolerant to others