The theme of personal growth is undeniably popular these days. Everyone wants to achieve something in life and become great or famous. However, people understand this topic differently and, therefore, adapt their behavior in various ways to move along the path of life. Personal growth is closely related to understanding oneself and the world around, which allows people to interact with reality most effectively. Thus, they can achieve the desired goals and be useful to themselves and other people. I also agree that the humanities help in this, opening up new necessary skills to students, who then carefully interact with any culture and become empathetic towards others.
However, I believe that understanding myself and the surrounding world is not enough for full-fledged personal growth. This process is much broader and costlier. To become a full-fledged prosperous and harmonious personality, it is necessary to develop in many areas of life. This includes intelligence, physical condition, altruism, and other actions that sometimes do not even require understanding. Nevertheless, they are integral parts of the lives of interesting and free people. In addition, an important aspect is modern realities, namely, an oversaturation by social networks. Only by choosing the right content and restricting their use can people discover the creativity and ability to innovate. Indeed, “life experiences can only be advantageous to us when they serve to lead to personal growth” (Shapiro 6). Hence, the careful choice of the information consumed will contribute to the personal growth and development of interesting and original people.
Shapiro, David Aaron. Impactful Life Hacks for Personal Growth. David Aaron Shapiro, 2018.