When I was younger I do have to say I was not someone you would call nice. I happened to be a huge brat. The people who were my friends were not treated very nice by me. Then one day, one of my friends was rude to me and it made me so mad we started arguing. She told me how I had been treating her, and then asked me “why is it any different if I treat you the same way you treat me?” I did not like how she had talked to me that day, and ever since I have lived by this motto “Treat your friends the way you would want to be treated.” This is something I choose to live by because I did not like how she had treated me and I could not believe I had done that to her for so long. Being thought of as rude or inconsiderate is not something I want to be known as; having close friends and keeping them are what is important to me. I know for a fact if I would not have changed my ways I would have gone through the rest of my life without having close friends or any friends for that matter.
As I have gotten older I understand that statement more and I realize that having someone to turn to and trust helps with a lot of troubles I have to face in life. The friends I look for all have the same outlooks and beliefs I do. I always remember if we ever get into an argument that they have a side too and not to be selfish and only think about me. When I have friends come to me and ask for my advice I know I have accomplished my belief. There is nothing more satisfying then being there for someone and helping them through there tough times.
When I meet someone new I always keep that statement in the back of my mind, because first impressions are a lot of the time the last impressions; and if you do not want someone to have ill thoughts about you then treat them like you would want them to treat you.