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2. Describe a time when understanding someone else's perspective helped you understand them better. Early into my nursing school journey I worked on a group assignment with a lot of students that I did not know personally. I remember one assignment in particular where a student I was working with seemed to never be able to complete her portion of a task and wasn’t very interested when we would meet as a group to discuss progress. Initially this
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was extremely frustrating, especially since this student was specifically chosen based on her stellar grades. It was later revealed that she was going through incredible hardship in her personal life and unfortunately it was reflecting in her academically. I immediately felt horrible for making assumptions and it was just a reminder that placing judgement on others is never a good a idea. Today we are great friends and it was because of this experience that brought us closer together while providing me a lesson on respecting others and being sensitive to their situations.
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