so for challenge 7, i took a sort of different perspective than what is probably expected. Now, there are lots of people in my community, back home, I couldve spoken to and heard their viewpoints on life, but I chose to meet with Meg. Now, Meg has a mental disability;however, that is not the difference(s) i focused on when meeting with her.
Going through a couple of the provided questions from the website, I learned Meg and I are both alike in many ways but very different in others. For example, a “perfect day” for Meg would be “a snowy, wintery day being stuck inside watching movies.” Now me, I cannot stand being stranded in one place all day, and I cannot sit through movies to save my life, I would prefer a spring or fall type day adventuring outside. Now those differences, although small, says a lot about who we are as people. Some of the more important questions we discussed were the questions regarding “changing one thing about how you were raised, or about yourself.” For me, I could come up with so many things I would change/wish were different About myself with 5 seconds. But, after Talking to Meg about this, my perspective changed. When I asked her what she would change about how she was raised, she got this kind of confused and disappointed face, and I asked what was wrong and she said “well, I would never change anything about how I was raised or who I am because God gave me a disability because he knew I was strong and I was one of a kind.” This was the most intriguing thing, to see and hear that someone, although disabled, they are stronger and more passionate than myself and anyone i know. I have never been a religious person and have never really blamed lifes happenings on God or “gods plan” for me, but Meg is right. We shouldnt want to change who we are. So, Meg and I didnt have any huge disagreements in our beliefs, but she was able to sway me into believing a belief she is passionate about and a belief that is important to her personally. #anth101challenge7 #anth101 #anth101bridget1030