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Changing Perspectives: Differing Viewpoints

Describe a situation that can be viewed differently by two people. This event can be a small as a brief encounter on the street or as major as the birth of a child.

State how this situation can be viewed differently for each person. How may religion, cultural, or personal beliefs influence how this event is interpreted? How may the persons mood, personality, or situation influence how they interpret this event?

I need help getting started for this 1100 word essay (APA format). Any help or ideas for the above questions will be much appreciated. Thank you.

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1. Describe a situation that can be viewed differently by two people. This event can be a small as a brief encounter on the street or as major as the birth of a child.

The situation is receiving an invitation to attend a marriage ceremony and reception where alcohol is served.

2. State how this situation can be viewed differently for each person.

Two people were invited to attend a wedding. They both received their invitations in the mail. They opened the envelope and began to read the invitation. The marriage ceremony was at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 2:00 PM with drinks served at the Westside Town Hall from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, where the reception will be at 6:00 PM with a Dance to follow with drinks available for 3 tickets for $2.00.

The first person was excited about the wedding but, after reading the invitation, she had several reservations. She did not drink alcohol, which her cousin knew how she felt about drinking and that she would refer if there was no alcohol served at the wedding. However, she also knew that the man her cousin was marrying was not against drinking alcohol and that he had a say in his own wedding plans. Although she did not like the thought, she was still planning to go and celebrate her cousins wedding with her and the rest of the family.

The second person opened the envelope expecting bad news and when he read the invitation, he got angry. He was thinking: "How dare his cousin send him an invitation to a wedding where alcohol was being served and, in fact, it seemed to the main ingredient concerned about??After all, she knows that he ...

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This solution describes a situation that can be viewed differently by two people e.g. an event can be a small as a brief encounter on the street or as major as the birth of a child. It states how this situation can be viewed differently for each person, and how religion, cultural, or personal beliefs could influence how this event is interpreted. Finally, it discusses how the persons mood, personality, or situation may influence how they interpret this event.

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