Psychology : My Best Friend Essay example

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One of my best friends in high school wanted to major in psychology and I often mocked him and poked fun at the idea that psychology was a real study and something to be taken seriously. Only after taking this psychology course, which I am forced to do in order to in order to pursue nursing, I have come to realize how little I even knew about the subject. I have judged people for enjoying the study and even worse, I have not taken seriously mental illnesses that affect some of the dearest people in my life. Something else that has been brought to my attention is the notion that I can be and have been extremely offensive towards my peers without noticing or even caring; sometimes both. To put it simply I have been an insensitive jerk for most of my adult life and this class has opened my eyes and equipped me to change this unattractive quality about myself. Psychology was a class that I have been dreading ever since I started my college education. It was something I just couldn’t wrap my head around, and so my instinct was to not take it seriously as a necessary subject to learn. I thought it was just a bunch of people who thought they are better than everyone and didn’t have issues, therefore they are able to point them out in others. I now know that psychology is actually a science and it takes true intellect to understand and appreciate. It’s actually quite ironic how I used to think so little about people who enjoy psychology because it was actually me that…

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