Most people, no matter what they say or believe, must depend on another person when trying to achieve their goals and dreams. In On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Skip Downing explains how interdependent people can maximize their full potential by seeking support from others. Downing states, “Interdependent students maximize their results in college by seeking assistance” (Downing 142). Downing’s ideas can be supported by my life experiences. I have exhibited interdependence in my relationship with my husband and peers to help me accomplish my goals of becoming a photographer and a Registered Nurse.
One way I exhibit interdependence is my relationship with my husband. My husband goes to work in order to bring home the income, while I stay at home to do house work and also take care of our son. In addition, my husband relies on me to prepare food and to clean. At the same time, I depend on his financial support as well as emotional support; while I go to school in order provide a better future for my family. Throughout life, we need to learn how much help we seek and how much we do on our own. Help is sometimes necessary to overcome trials and others need to be done alone. Downing writes, “When I believe, I know I can get some of what I want by working alone, but I’ll accomplish more and have more fun if I give and receive help” (Downing 142). For instance, I can accomplish more in school with the help from my husband since he brings in the income, I do not have to worry about finding a job, and I can focus on my school work. He also helps out with our son, when I am working on my school work.
In addition interdependence became part of my daily school life as I to receive and give support to my class peers. Downing believes that “Interdependent students know that it’s a lot easier getting to education with a supportive team than it is by themselves” (Downing 142). For example, I receive help from my peer,...