When I was younger, I started to develop object permanence and was still trying to coordinate my muscle behavior. I utilized by newly developed walking behavior to follow a ring that rolled off of my dad's finger. This ring ended up in the air vent in out house and I took the lid protecting it off and stuck my hand in and grabbed it before it dropped further inside the vent. The fact that I still knew where the ring was when it rolled into the vent demonstrated that I had developed object permanence.
When I was 5 my parents signed me up for my first piano lesson. I really did not want to go and I told my parents this and they said that if I went they would give me a piece of candy. Because I received this reward for going to piano classes, I determined that going to piano class was the right thing to do.
Through doing my homework and raising my hand in class throughout elementary school, I started to get many questions right on exams and when the the teaacher would ask the class. This new found success caused me to be more confident in my abilities as a student.
At the age of 7, I started to grow out of my egocentrism and decided to get my mom a gift for her birthday that she would actually want and like, rather than something I would want like a doll. I got her a set of yarn and more crocheting needles to make things with. This was a gift that she really enjoyed and loves to use.
I noticed one of my friends got in trouble for skipping class in high school, but she was doing it to help a friend who was having a mental breakdown in the bathroom. I think that she should not be given an unexcused absence for this because she was helping someone in need, this mentality shows that I am in Kohlberg's conventional moral stage.
At the age of 18, I will be able to think about many solutions to a problem before acting. A situation that I would have to process is where I want to go to college. I can weigh the pros and cons of each school that I get into to find the one that would be the best fit for me and use that to help me make my decision. By using this thought process I am employing the methods learned in Piaget's formal operational stage.
At age 25 I experienced a breakup of a 5 year romantic relationship. Due to this dramatic event I feared that I would never meet the right person and that I would be alone forever. This stage of loneliness lasted for a few years until my next relationship. I was experiencing a loss of hope and lonliness which is concurrent with Erikson's stage of young adulthood.
At the age of 40, I start to look at my life and see if I have contributed anything positive to society. I see that through being a physician I have saved the lives of many people and through raising my kids that I have contributed well-acting members into the world to hopefully create good. This feeling of contributing positivity is concurrent with Erikson's satge of middle adulthood, specifically generativity.
My views as a adult will be more shifted towards my ethical principles rather than exising laws. If there are cases in the news where someone does something illegal like stealing baby formula for their starving baby, I would be likely to say that that person should not go to jail because they were just trying to save their family who would die without food. This type of reasoning and somewhat disregard for the laws is in the line of thinking that is associated with postconventional morality.
All of my friends around me are starting to pass away. This causes me to look back on my life and see what I've done. Through doing this I determine that I have accomplished many things and am ready for death whenever it comes to me. This behavior shows that I am on the side of integrity and think that I have accomplished many things in life and that I am not afraid of death.