Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.
There is only one person who stands out the most in my mind that differs from me. My Aunt Barbara was not always my role model, but I have realized now that she has been, by far, one of the biggest role models to have ever stepped into my life. She was diagnosed with lupus long before I was born. Not even the toughest Marines and Navy Seals combined could have fought for as long and as hard as Aunt Barbara did. She died about six months ago, but she is just as alive in my heart as she was before her symptoms came about. When her lupus began to get worse and she wanted to bear a child, the doctor told her not to due to the fact that her health would plummet to the floor. Aunt Barbara did not care, she just wanted a little baby to call her own and had a girl named Michelle Cramer. The doctor was right about her health and the symptoms got stronger and stronger. The doctor told Aunt Barbara that she was not going to be alive to see her own daughter graduate from kindergarten, but she did not listen to him. She fought with all her strength and saw her graduate from college. When she finally died, her only regret in life was that she did not see her daughter marry, which she will very soon.
My feelings for her have always been an unconditional love, and ever since I was a child, I always spent as much time with her as I could because I thought that I did not have much time left with her.I never got to see her much, even my oldest memories of her have been either in the hospital or her barely being able to move in a wheelchair. I usually saw her as a fragile and weak person because she would break her hip by just bending a little to pick something up. She was never one of my role models as a child; thinking she was weak made me turn...