Many people have inspired me in my life, but the person I admire the most is my mother. She is a strong woman who held me close and safe even in the most difficult times. Not only is she a great parent but also a remarkable teacher. She teaches science to high school students and has conducted many workshops to demonstrate the use of eco-friendly products in our daily lives. Moreover, she believes in reuse and recycling methods; she makes flowerpots out of used bottles and grows plants in them.
She is a kind-hearted lady who always lends a helping hand to anyone in need. She conducts scholarship drives to help students who cannot afford tuition fees which I find inspiring. Besides, she has a great sense of humor and can turn a bad day into a good one. I share all of my woes with her as she has a jovial nature and always tries to understand a situation from my perspective instead of jumping to conclusions. This has helped me not to lie about anything in general and to be upfront about my thoughts and feelings.
Although we sometimes have disagreements, we have an undying bond that connects us. I have learned to be compassionate and patient because of my mother and I am proud to have such an inspiring woman in my life. I aspire to be independent and have my own identity as she does.
- Remarkable- exceptional
- Woes- troubles
- Jovial- cheerful and friendly
- Compassionate- showing sympathy for others
Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers
1. Do you think people who are famous are more admired than others?
On an average, I think you're likely to find that you consider at least most of them good, generous, hospitable, caring people. You might be tempted to think those people really are just ‘better’ people, because maybe being a ‘better’ person makes you more likely to be rich and successful. You would be wrong. The truth is that being successful makes people see you as a better person. Why? Because our brains are hard-wired to indiscriminately make the assumption that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people.
2. Which celebrities, according to you, should be admired more? Politicians, authors, sports person or movie star?
In my perspective, if any celebrity is genuinely concerned about the well being of his fellow humans and goes out of the way to contribute towards their welfare, then he or she deserves to be admired irrespective of the field he or she is in.
3. Do you think that scientists or army men should be admired more?
Both scientists and the army men deserve to be admired and recognised for their selfless service to their countries. Only men and women of high calibre can be in theses positions and hence we need to be indebted to their services.
4. Do you think people also see the weaknesses of the people they follow or they just avoid them?
As human beings each and every one of us has got our own strengths and weaknesses. The same is true in the case of celebrities too. If a person has attained celebrity status through his good nature, then his or her fans try to overlook his or her weaknesses too and don’t make a big deal out of it.