Ever since I was young, I was always trying to make other people feel better. When I was in third grade, I noticed that a fellow peer of mine was shoved to the ground by a couple of older students. After the older students had left, I immediately rushed towards the fallen student, helped him up, and led him to the nurse's office. On the way there, I even attempted to comfort him.
My reasoning behind that action was that helping others feel better would eventually cause myself to feel better. In other words, it was essentially a cycle of beneficial actions and consequences, all based on the mentality of selflessness and concern. It was with that same mentality that I entered the Foothill Dragon Press at the beginning of the school year, hoping to spread happiness by expressing concern in the workplace.
I believe that I actually did accomplish that goal. I believe that I was always looked upon as being a social guy who always enjoyed talking to others, after all. I did not talk, however, just for the simple sake of mindless chit-chat: I talked because others within journalism needed it. For example, there was a time when a certain journalist was debating with themselves over whether or not to apply for an elite editor's position. I gave that person words of confidence, and told them that anything was possible as long as they pushed themselves for it. I think my words of encouragement helped: that person is now the incoming Assistant Editor-in-Chief, and hopefully feels fairly confident about themselves.
I also tried my best to always smile within journalism, even during times that I was not particularly happy. I did it, solely for the fact that if I was always smiling, it would cause others to smile as well. That may certainly sound cheesy, but then again, it undoubtedly shows my trait of concern.
I must say that I was glad to find concern as one of the traits in the Foothill Dragon Press pyramid. I believe it is extremely vital to have, and I was glad to have been able to demonstrate it while I was in journalism.