Revisiting the Frog in the Well
“The frog in the well” is a story about a certain frog that lived happily inside a well. The frog was so comfortable such that it did not bother to find out what was going on outside the well or its surroundings. At some point, another frog comes along and narrates to the frog in the well about the great world around them and the beautiful blue ocean. In this case, the frog in the well is likened to a person who refuses to see the bigger picture as a result of being narrow minded or sheltered too much. The story, therefore, encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and experience the world in order to learn and discover new things. Based on “the frog in the well story”, this paper discusses how information acquired in this course has influenced my perspective on human development and how I will apply this new knowledge in my professional or personal life.
There are various significant factors that I have learnt from this course that have expanded my knowledge and perspective on human development. For instance, I have learnt that human development is a continuous process that is often influenced by many elements including our personal experiences and surroundings, just to mention a few. In other words, our personal experiences and surroundings play an important role in shaping us and determining the type of individuals we become in the long run including our personalities. Similarly, it influences our social interactions with other people and the way we view the world around us.
There are a number of ways in which I intend to apply the lessons and knowledge acquired in this course in my personal and professional life. For example, I intend to travel and visit new places more often in order to experience nature and be updated on what is happening around the world. I also plan to expand my circle of friends and social networks to exchange ideas and learn new things. Similarly, I will use this information to evaluate my clients and educate them on the significance of being open minded and seeing the bigger picture in everything they do or experience in life. In other words, I will explain to them the advantages and the disadvantages of being like the “Frog in the Well”.
In conclusion, the “Frog in the Well” story is an important narrative that teaches people the relevance of being open minded and seeing the bigger picture. That is to say, individuals should get out of their comfort zones and give themselves a chance to learn and experience new things. In this regard, the lessons and knowledge in this course have influenced my perspective on human development and taught me how our personal experiences and surroundings can impact our lives and world view. I, therefore, intend to travel more and visit new places, as well as expand my social networks to exchange ideas and learn new things. I believe these experiences will shape me positively and widen my world view.