I would like to nominate Rebecca as my hero. Her compassionate nature led her, while still in her teens, to become a care-giver for a family of five developmentally disabled foster children ranging in age from 18 months to 27 years. These individuals each have different levels of disabilities: some have cerebral palsy; others have fetal alcohol syndrome; others have seizure disorders. Rebecca has been attending school to obtain her Associates Degree as a paralegal and hopes to work for a law firm that fights for the rights of those who cannot represent themselves, such as the people she cares for. Recently, she began work at a second job caring for five adult men with varying levels of mental and physical disability. Rebecca juggles two jobs and a full-time class schedule, while maintaining a 4.0 average. Rebecca is my hero, my friend - and my daughter.
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Myriel Prado from Philippines SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Hello! I want you to know rhat i was really appreciate your story.Yes your a litte kid! But the
good there is you already know what u are doing for.I'm very proud of u little kid :)
racheal from india AUGUST 4, 2013
Milu N. from Miami NOVEMBER 28, 2008
I strongly agree in your theory. I was in a relationship for almost four years and I realized three months a go that I was living in a lie and is have been so hard for me to understand why...
Lo C. from San Jose, CA APRIL 16, 2008
I try to be honest in everything I do, and I agree with this story about the importance of honesty. However, I don't think that a lie will change you forever. I am a reformed compulsive liar. Anyone has the power to change themselves at any time. Your comparison of dishonesty to taking a drug only further convinces me of this point. I got honest when I got clean after an intense battle with addiction. Anyone can decide to change and recover trust if they're willing to work for it. It didn't take me a lifetime to regain the trust over my family and friends... it took between a few months (like my dad) and about five years (my worst enemies). There is hope for anyone to make positive change in her life and herself.
Miguel M. from Tucson, Arizona USA JANUARY 28, 2008
This theory makes sense and should serve to help people learn to be more honest.
Kanchi from India DECEMBER 17, 2007
Honesty is the human quality of communicating and acting truthfully.
Pedro F.E. from Lagos, Nigeria OCTOBER 28, 2007
You are very very right honesty is the KEY to life!!
Jimbo from Laos SEPTEMBER 3, 2007
Everyone has flaws. Promises to 'be good' are bound to be broken, often unwittingly, often carelessly, not because we're 'bad' but because we're human.
I don't promise to 'be good' but I promise to be honest for whilst uncaring deeds can be forgiven, dishonesty eats through the ties that hold a relationship or a friendship together.
Aditya S. from Delhi, India AUGUST 27, 2007
Honesty is as important to a person as breathing.
Building credibility takes years but is lost in a fraction of time with few uttered words.
Lisa B. from California, USA AUGUST 24, 2007
Today, my honesty was tested. Though it may cost me something I've dreamed of for all my life, I believe I passed that test. If I can't have it honestly, I truly don't want it. Your story is exactly how I feel. Thank you.
Mavel from Cebu, AUGUST 16, 2007
Penny T. from Fayetteville, Pennsylvania USA AUGUST 12, 2007
I have a young nephew going through some tough times right now. Thanks for sharing this great story. I will be sure to pass it on to him. Every little possitive thing I see I like to pass on to him.
Eram M. from Kolkata, India JUNE 21, 2007
I completely agree with this theory. As I have come across many people whose life has turned miserable because of lying.
Zubair A from FSD, Pakistan JUNE 19, 2007
Honesty is the best policy, it's not just a phrase, but if implemented at all walks of life it has best results.
Erwin from Japan JUNE 9, 2007
You have a good skill of writing, and that is true...just keep writing...
Matt B from Georgetown, Texas JUNE 4, 2007
Honesty is something that helps you through life. I recently had a problem with it, so I know.
kati b from mesa az APRIL 30, 2007
I completely agree with this theory. I believe that once you start telling lies, your whole life turns into a lie. Once you get yourself into it it's not something that can be easily fixed. Honesty is the most important thing to have in any kind of relationship, and also with yourself.