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My Philosophical Perspective Essay

1914 words - 8 pages

My personal goal about my life career was established by the age of twelve. I have always wanted to be a counselor in the penal system. This career path has interested me for many different reasons. First of all, my father went to jail when I was four years old. He has been in and out of jail for as long as I can remember. His charges have centered on drugs and the criminal behaviors of a drug addict. Due to his incarceration and lack of a father figure, I knew that this was the career path for me.

Secondly, I want to help people who have made such bad choices in their lives, which ultimately sent them to jail or prison. Being able to help someone acknowledge their past, open up their eyes, and regain their life interests me. Since I like to talk to people, I figured that there was no better career that utilized my counseling abilities as well as my passion to improve someone’s life and future.

I also have chosen this particular career choice due to the job stability. Even with the recent recession, prisons and jails did not close. Being a counselor for a prison is a job that I feel gives back to the community by providing them guidance and tools for when they are released. These are the reasons I have chosen the career of being a counselor in the penal system. There will always be inmates with a story that need assistance. My past has paved the road so that I can intervene in the lives of inmates and reunited them with their families.

My View of the Child
My view of the child is a complex one at best. (My view of the child is complicated, due to several different factors.) I believe children are selfish, mean, egotistical and rude because they have not had enough exposure to the world. Children develop in many different areas such as physically, cognitively, emotionally, spiritually and socially. I view children a lot like a social develop mentalist would. This view of thinking makes me believe that children learn primarily through social interactions as well as observing social behaviors. As infants we are not able to talk or affectively communicate with the world around us. All we can really do at that young of an age is watch others. As a child watches he or she learns vastly about people. We can cognitively connect many things such as language. At first a child doesn’t exactly know language but children learn most of their basic language from watching and listening to others talk. Language is a cognitive function, people need to think and learn before they truly understand language; but the start of language for children has social roots. Young babies that first start to talk, have no formal language training; they seem to just jump into language after their first words. The only opportunity that they could have learned these words would have to be from social interactions. Either their parents speaking to them, or watching and listening to other people interact with each other.

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