This I Believe

narrative Essay
576 words
576 words

Life is not always fair. Growing up, I came to realize that fact. I remember asking my parents why I could not get this toy and why my younger siblings could get the ones they wanted. Back then, my parents’ reasons never really sunk in my mind. Though as years passed by, I am thankful that my parents did say no to me. Refusing to get new toys or do what a child wants from time to time is necessary if you want a well-behaved child because it teaches them to appreciate, understand, and have self-control. Coming from a family with five children, I knew that my parents’ attention would not always be on me. Especially as one of the eldest, I knew I had to be understanding and help them. In the beginning, not having my mom or my dad’s attention did not bother me much. Nevertheless, I noticed that having younger siblings tended to have the consequence of my parents ignoring what I wanted most of the time. Around the time I was six or seven years old, we went to the mall. We ended up going to the toys section later on. As most young children do, I asked my mom if I could get this toy. My da...

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that refusing to get new toys is necessary if you want a well-behaved child to appreciate, understand, and have self-control.
  • Narrates how they learned not to hate their parents for saying no and appreciated their gifts and time spent with them.
  • Explains that their childhood was full of do's and don'ts. they were a role model to their brothers and sisters.
  • Narrates how they learned self-control during childhood. they learned to ignore jealousies, urges, and distractions.
  • Opines that life doesn't always go the way you want it to. they believe that all these characteristics are needed to be admirable and have a successful future.
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