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Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated
"Treat others the way you want to be treated." Have you parents or elders ever said this to you? Did you ever notice what happens when you change how you treat your peers, teammates or co-workers? Or maybe even how you feel when someone is disrespectful to you and you can't do much about it? Well when I was a young girl, that specific motto was told to me on almost a daily basis. My mother wanted to drill that thought into my head so I never, ever forgot it because it is such an important rule to live your life by.
Fourth grade seemed to be the year that this motto was most important to me. I had just began going to school at Walton Elementary School in Auburn where there I met my two "bestfriends" Nachole and Alyssa. Shortly after I started my school year there I began to notice that almost on a daily basis I would be ignored by my friends for no apparent reason. I began to become concerned that I was doing something wrong or that I wasn't liked, which was one of my worst fears considering I had never been alone or friendless. Every so often they would say harsh words to me which made me feel absolutely worthless. I didn't think anyone deserved the type of treatment they were giving me. So, I began to find new friends that treated me the way I wanted to be treated. I was respectful, kind, and caring to them and the new group of girls I became friends treated me the same in return. Brigette and Austie became my new, caring friends. Which like any young girls would do, once Nachole and Alyssa noticed that I found new friends, it made them even more upset with me. That's when I realized that they weren't worth my stress because if they were true friends they would have been kind to me from the first day we met and continued to be throughout our friendship. Once I had these new friends, when Nachole and Alyssa attempted to talk to me I just ignored them because I knew that if I became friends with them again, they would just treat me unkindly and not how I treated them, with respect and compassion.
So, I believe that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. If someone is rude to you, why be friends with them? There are other people that are much kinder and will be just as nice to you as you are to them. If you want to treat someone nicely, someone will be nice to you back. If you chose to be rude and negative then you'll most likely get the same reaction or attitude back. Treat others the way you want to be treated and you can live a life in a more positive situation, that is something that I strongly believe.