ADVOCACY FOR AN IMBALANCED WORLD

March 5, 2016

Under what circumstances has it been difficult to set personal or professional boundaries and what have you done or will you do to change that?

I must begin by saying that it has taking me a while to be able to digest all this lecture from week-3-that is Values,Judgement,and Boundaries and Expectations. There were several things to which I reacted when reading this lecture but, first, let me tell you that that was me to whom was established for the first time a personal border. This occurs in the early 80's. This happens to me when I first start to live with roommates (classmates) of preparatory school I attended in Puebla,Mex. To me it was very easy I wear a pair of brand new Levis from my classmate Francisco Campos Garcia without asking him for permission. Although,it is today and not yesterday that I became aware that Francisco was right when he said in a tone of anger, "do not take my stuff ass-hole,ask me, before taking it." It is because I never knew, I also grew up with not borders as a child. Everywhere in my town back in my childhood was ejido and no one owned anything. Again is today that I try to analyse why I did what I did back high school and all I can see in the back of my head is that I was never taught to respect the belongings of others and these values never were present in my upbringing. I do not remember any other similar incident that occurred recently. As our teacher says, "You and I do have the power to alter shame-based beliefs" and that is why I confess. I don't believe Paco was trying to be aggressive with setting his boundary because he helped me to never do this again. In conclusion, today every youth is safe in my environment, I know I can have youth friends in my FB. Why not? I don't only have to have grown ups, anyway "today I'm lovable."

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