Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Belief Essay

Liam Gallagher
8-9 Maroon
This I Believe Essay

I believe that everyone should treat others the way they wish to be treated themselves. If you treat someone worse, or even better, than how you wish they would treat you, you aren't being fair to them, or yourlesf. If everyone treated everyone else the way that they wished that everyone else would treat them, then the world would be a better place. I have believed this since I can remember. I remember when I was in first grade, when the teacher brought in cookies for the last day of school. There were fourteen cookies left, and fifteen kids. I was the one that didn't get a second cookie. The teacher looked at me, and then walked over to my friend. She said to him, "Kyle, would you split your cookie with Liam?" Kyle replied, being a typical first grader, "No, thank you." The teacher then told him to treat others the way that you want them to treat you. He thought about this for a moment, and broke off his cookie into two pieces. He gave the slightly smaller one to me, I remember, but I didn't care. I was just happy that he gave me any of his cookie. Two years later, in third grade, I was participating in a game of kickball at recess. Another kid walked up, and asked if he could play. The teams were even, and no one wanted to add a kid to the other team. I thought about what the teacher had said two years ago, about treating others the way you would like to be treated. Just the week before this, I wanted to play kickball, and the other kids let me. We agreed that it was right to let this extra kid come in and play. We had a good time, and all I could think of was how happy I was to give back to the world, for that slightly less than half cookie I got two years prior to this. I believe that everyone should treat others the way they wish to be treated.