Through the eyes of a student – Eliot C. Age 15 kSp student/ intern
How do you see life? Is it something to trudge through on your way to a purpose, or an enormous opportunity waiting to be seized? I’d say both. How many times have you decided between going out or staying in; speaking out or staying quiet; staying with what you know versus what could be. I don’t know about you, but I’ve made this decision more times than I can count, and I’m only fifteen!
The controversy between introversion and extroversion is possibly one of the grandest internal struggles that we experience every day. Of which social skills make much more comfortable to bear. For example, if you know how talk to people and how to express yourself it becomes much easier to apply such skills in your everyday habits. Having the ability to interact with people has made my life much more comfortable and more enjoyable.
Every day I am so grateful that I am comfortable starting and engaging in any conversation I wish. I’ve been able to get into sported debates with strangers, make friends with people from foreign countries, and learn to enjoy small talk.
If you haven’t inferred, already, I am an incredibly extroverted person. But I wasn’t always so. I used to be just antisocial little runt, with practice (whether forced or not) I became the person who loves the spotlight, a person who works best with others but exceeds at achieving personal goals and has a more than healthy ego.
Looking back, I can contribute most of this growth to the lesson I had in a safe and fun environment at KidScape Productions. There I was able to get up and express myself yet mandatory to become accustomed to working as a team unit. Although I don’t plan on going into the theater as a profession my lessons will and have helped me achieve my goals. I hope to one day travel the world doing whatever profession helps me to do so. All the values and mannerisms I have adopted will help me fair and adapt to whatever culture or situation I find myself in. So, if I find myself doing great things such as speaking at the UN or striking an international trade deal I know I’ll be prepared thanks to my teachings.