This life event that had occurred in my life

This life event that had occurred in my life, is not something easy to bring up, Even after about 8 years. Retrospectively, I am not proud of what I did and still feel contrite about it. I have to admit this though, I was a cyberbully. I was 10, young and delusional, but of course, I would not justify the revolting actions that I did. It began with my friendship with this girl in my class, let’s call her “Aini”, we started hanging out together, and it felt great to have someone to hear my sorrows especially after going through a difficult phase in life, being emotionally bullied in school by the ‘popular’ girls. Then one day Aini came up with an insane idea to bully another girl on her social media friends list; “Eli”, an acquaintance of mine. Aini said she had always had problems with her and managed to manipulate me and made me her “tool” to bully Eli online. At the start, I thought it was fun, it felt as though for once I had the upper hand after being downtrodden for so long. For a while, it was intoxicatingly fun and I began commenting on Eli’s photos and calling her revolting names. Until it got too far, Eli was genuinely hurt and even came up to me, sobbing and told me “what have I ever done to you?”. It was that very moment when I started recognizing Aini’s true colors. She manipulated me; moreover not only had I wasted my time but I turned into someone I despised the most. I knew what it felt like being bullied, a feeling not many knows, yet the worst. How could I ever have done that to someone? A question I asked myself even till now.

This other life event was one that occurred only a year ago. As the eldest daughter in the family, I know I will instill the value of academic achievement and scholastic endeavors in my younger sibling by succeeding in school. To my family, being successful was to follow their life choices made for me. I knew from a young age that I have always wanted to be a nurse, however, they oppose on my choice of course (nursing), and rather, made me pursue Pharmaceutical Science as my course of choice. As a dutiful daughter and a role model to my sister, It only felt right to sacrifice my life dream. For a few months as a pharmaceutical science student, nothing felt right. When I wasn’t contemplating the specific act of quitting that course, I would just put in a fraction of the effort I was capable of giving, because I didn’t have a precise picture of where I was going anymore. Additionally, I didn’t believe in the course of action that I was pursuing enough to put forth my best effort. I half-heartedly labored through assignments that I told myself I should accomplish, with the little to none hope that it would help me to get moving in the right direction. I felt helpless and didn’t have any adequate words to express the depths of my helplessness to anyone. A few months of contemplating, I had to prepare myself for a tough conversation with my family. This time, I knew I had to be assertive, I knew I had the ability to take charge of my own life and happiness, whilst still be able to my family proud of my academics. A year later, I stood in Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a student nurse. The best decision I have ever made in years.

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Part B

Benevolence is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, being a goodwill, and having concern and consideration of others. To me, that is one of the most important value I standby. Benevolence is fundamental to human existence. Thus in terms of fitting into society, nobody wants to receive hate, rather receive kindness, to and to be loved. Benevolence widens one’s life frame of reference and is a representative of respect to value the receiver. It influences the giver more as compared to the receiver and has correlations with the emotional and mental well-being. Benevolence value has been acquired by my experienced of being bullied, and to be a bully oneself. From both positions, all I wanted was to be filled with benevolence.

Assertiveness, in my perspective, is a way to communicate directly and ambiguously and to be able to draw the power from this to get to a point across firmly, with empathy. Thus in terms of fitting into society, assertive creates a balance between being thoughtful of others, yet being self-assured. To me, there are advantages of being assertive, from my journey, it helped me recognized that I deserved to be treated with respect and dignity which gave the confidence to hold onto my rights and guard them, and yet remain authentic to myself, my wants and needs. The value assertiveness has been acquired by my experience of not recognizing my own self-worth and not being able to voice out my wants confidently. Thus in a way, my family influenced me to inherit the value of assertiveness,

part C

My life journey has tremendously influenced my views towards my health behavior. When I was 17 and admitted to hospital due to digestive issues, I knew from that very moment I needed a change in my lifestyle. All the years of consuming unhealthy food, barely exercising, and overall living an unhealthy lifestyle, partly due to the fact that my family’s culture had always consumed fats without any limits, I was appointed to a dietician. He provided me a meal plan tailored just for me, to meet the nutritional requirements. one of the hardest things I had to do was to break my old habit yet I still persevered. Being hospitalized was one of the biggest events that had influenced my health behaviors. It opened my mind to the possibilities of health issues and other complications that might arise if I continued my old diet. I started healthy diets and made my It one of my biggest priority. Not only was my nutritional needs met, but I began exercising regularly around 2 times a week, including jogging and having badminton matches with my friends. Exercising helped me focus on something bigger and thus took away my worry of getting hospitalized again. I avoided triggers that could cause health complications, for example, excessive caffeine and ate small amounts of a meal which helped my sugar levels stabilize and made sure to hydrate myself with electrolytes. One of the biggest change I felt was how my feelings improved, and how clear my mind was afterwards.

part D

From a cultural perspective, a healthier diet may be challenging to obtain for people with poor eating habits. Having a family with unhealthy food patterns, it would have easily been passed on to their children, and in this scenario, the patient was a victim before she decided to change her lifestyle.

From an age perspective, young adults would like to fit into society such as being healthy as the rest are. At a young age whilst experiencing illness and hospitalization, one could exert a great deal of psychological distress of the fear of criticism from their friends. This could have influenced the thought of changing into a healthier lifestyle as the patient may fear rejection.

This other life event was one that occurred only a year ago. As the eldest daughter in the family, I know I will instill the value of academic achievement and scholastic endeavors in my younger sibling by succeeding in school. To my family, being successful was to follow their life choices made for me. I knew from a young age that I have always wanted to be a nurse, however, they oppose on my choice of course (nursing), and rather, made me pursue Pharmaceutical Science as my course of choice. As a dutiful daughter and a role model to my sister, It only felt right to sacrifice my life dream. For a few months as a pharmaceutical science student, nothing felt right. When I wasn’t contemplating the specific act of quitting that course, I would just put in a fraction of the effort I was capable of giving, because I didn’t have a precise picture of where I was going anymore. Additionally, I didn’t believe in the course of action that I was pursuing enough to put forth my best effort. With little to none hope that it would help me to get moving in the right direction, I felt helpless and didn’t have any adequate words to express the depths of my helplessness to anyone. A few months of contemplating, I prepared myself for a tough conversation with my family. This time, I knew I had to be assertive, I knew I had the ability to take charge of my own life and happiness, whilst still be able to my family proud of my academics. A year later, I stood in Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a student nurse. The best decision I have ever made in years.