This I Believe

Nicki - Tonganoxie, Kansas
Entered on May 11, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: golden rule
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My Belief

“Treat others the way you want to be treated.” That’s a quote most people have heard. Me, I learned it from my mother. As I go through life I actually find this out to be true. What do you think?

Once you’ve learned this saying it’s just not a quote it’s a valuable life lesson, or so I’ve found out. If you think about it, this quote can be expressed in many ways. For instance, hunting and bullying are great ways to describe this.

Hunting, people may just think of it as a hobby or a sport, but its not. Think about it, how do you think you would feel if someone would come up to you and shoot you and kill you? Not very much fun huh? That’s why I say if you don’t want to be shot and killed then why you do to innocent animals, that’s what I’m wondering. For all you hunters out there just think about!

Bullying, it’s known to happen at every school, no matter where. Bullies treat other kids just like their worthless. There might be a reason behind it, but they don’t have the right to take their anger out on other kids who they may see as “targets.” If you’ve been a bully then most people who were bullied by you probably pretty much despised you. You may have tried to apologize to your friends but all you did was just cause so much damage to your friendship. Now they’re just treating you the way you treated them in the first place. So now you know how they felt when you treated them like trash. Personally I’ve been bullied before, but I just try to ignore it so I don’t get in trouble because I know they’ll get mad if I treat them the way they treated me.

“Treat others the way you want to be treated,” now you all see now why I’ve believed in this simple quote or as I would say a life lesson. It’s something easy and good to follow, so just think about and you’ll never know it just could work out for you or help out some of your friendships. That’s what I have to say on the thing that I believe in. I want to thank my parents for teaching me this. Take my word for it this quote is actually true.