(Responses to two classmates should be minimum 50 – 100 words)
1. This should be addressed to Deetra Tate
It is absolutely necessary to look inside and learn who you are as a person. It will prove a difficult feat to convince another person of your true identity if you are not in touch with who you are at the core. Solitude is in my opinion the most effective way to search yourself. It is nice to hear what others think of you but what really matters is what you think of yourself. I am an introvert so solitude is a mandate in my life so that I can reset my thoughts, my moods and my views. Having true time by yourself will allow you to learn the things that make you happy, sad, motivate and or delay you from reaching your truest potential. “Periods of solitude allow a person to develop as individuals” (Manning, Curtis, McMillen & Attenweiler, 2011). You cannot expect to be an asset in a partnership both personal or professional if you have not connected with your individual self.
Manning, G., Curtis, K., McMillen, S., & Attenweiler, B. (2011). Stress: Living &
working in a changing world, 2nd edition. Nashville, TN. Savant
2. This should be addressed to Christy Bruno
Managing stress and coping with change begins with knowing who you are and what is important to you. We must learn to do things, think things, and become someone, alone. We must withdraw from the world of others and find new experiences within ourselves. The introverted person does this naturally, but the extrovert too can benefit from time alone. People need periods of solitude in which to develop their individual selves.
Understanding how and what we are all about as an individual is very important. I believe that having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. In fact the two are related. Knowing who we are and not trying to be someone we aren’t goes a long way toward real happiness and allowing us to live a better life.
Manning, G., Curtis, K., McMillen, S., & Attenweiler, B. (2011). Stress: Living & working in a changing world, 2nd edition. Nashville, TN. Savant Learning Systems.