The stage in life I chose to examine was going to high school. There are many new exciting and dreadful things that happen through those four years. There’s entering high school, playing on the school’s sport teams, making new friends, attending school dances, going on dates, learning how to drive, getting a job, being involved with school functions, figuring out your future, and graduating. All of these crazy events happened while I was in high school and it changed me for sure.
Just thinking about going to high school was a scary feeling for me at first. I would often over think what would happen while I am there. I am in the formal logical thought stage of the cognitive development during this part of my life. I would be able to now think and reason abstractly. My thoughts of the first day of school weren’t always realistic. I knew the possibilities and probabilities of them happening. Like one of the possibilities of my first day of high school was I could get sick and miss the first day of school. The probability of that is low but it could happen. Another possibility of my first day of school was I could have a blast and never want to leave because high school is so awesome. The probability of that happening would be a little higher than me getting sick. The actual day was just a normal day. Thinking through things can either make it better or worse if you look at the possibilities and probabilities of it happening.
During my sophomore year of high school, I didn’t make the volleyball team. I was upset that I wouldn’t be playing a sport during the fall. My best friend talked me into playing soccer. I had never played soccer before. It was all new to me. I watched everyone and got a hang of it. Vygo...
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... who we are. That makes life easier when we know who we are and what we want out of life. In high school I knew what I wanted. There are two other needs that are not as important but then could come in handy. Need for knowledge and need for freedom were the two other needs. I love learning new things. I loved when I could learn new things while at school. These needs would be different all the time. I see why we need these things in life and I know I need them.
There are many different stages we go through in life. Many of them are so different. High school was I time I went through a lot of different things. They changed me and looking at these the way I just did was interesting. It’s a good thing there were so many different theories for development because each stage is so different and each person is so different. The next stages of life should be interesting.
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