There are many things that contribute to who we are and the other specific traits that we develop. A specific thing that I identified with was in “Autobiography”, by Ben Franklin. When Ben Franklin gave that kid and his mother a roll it reminded me of a time when I was younger when I was able to show charity towards other people as well. Out of all the stories we read I was really able to relate to this one the best because of all the different traits I was able to identify and relate to, especially the charity Franklin showed to the woman and child.
The reason why I was able to relate to the charity trait the best is because of my many years of helping people in the Boy Scout’s. I can recall quite a few stories of me helping people and how each and every one of them had an effect of some magnitude on my life, but I can remember one particular time that really stuck out to me though. I remember when I was camping with my troop my first year in the program. It was a colder campout that was in late November. It was the always the campout that everybody enjoyed the most because all of the guys got to cook a full Thanksgiving meal that the parents were able to go to, after the boys spent the whole day preparing it. And of course I, being the new guy and being completely new to cold weather camping, was woefully unprepared for it. Thankfully for me though I had really good leaders who were able to help me. Usually you would think that an adult would be my savior in this situation, but actually my senior patrol leader came to the rescue. He was able to help me by giving me proper gear to sleep in and day gear as well. This really helped in showing me the value of charity because if it wasn’t for my senior patrol leader I would’ve had an awful campout, which more than likely would’ve ruined camping for me forever. This act of charity also showed up later on, when I was put in a similar position to that of my senior patrol leader.
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