There are many great leaders in history, but one of the most unforgettable ones, was George Washington beyond all of the mistakes he made because without mistakes there wouldn’t be any history. What made him so great? You ask. Washington was a very tough and determined man, for example, when his army did not rest during Christmas. They continued to walk toward their destination despite the fact that it was a holiday and that it was freezing out. George Washington was one of our founding fathers and the first president of the United States of America, he also served as general and commander-in-chief of the colonial troops during the American Revolution.
Many may know about the surrender of General Cornwallis to George Washington at Yorktown, but, they may not realize how much they relate to this significant event in history. Washington We relate to it in our everyday life, more often than we think. For example, when somebody says something not so nice about you, you don’t go and say something worse about them, you just let it go because, well that’s life.
Or when you and a friend have an argument and you stop talking to them because you were really hurt and what happened between you to and then you find out that they are going through something devastating then, you finally decide to talk to them because you want to be there for them.
Once, in the fourth grade, a friend of mine decided she wanted to humiliate me in front of my crush.
She told him the most embarrassing things about me like how people would tell her that I didn’t know how to color in between the lines or, how I didn’t know how to match my outfits, I was always looking like a Skittles package. She was my one and only best friend, and I was tremendously hurt because she did that to me. I thought I could trust her, but I guess fourth-grade me was wrong. I told her what she did was wrong, but she decided to continue with exposing my most embarrassing secrets to my crush. I finally decided to be the bigger person and to let her continue with her bratty ways, I let it go because I started to think in the future and how it wouldn’t drastically affect my life.
Later I found out that my friend had also had a crush on the same guy and that was the reason why she tried to humiliate me as much as possible in front of him. Moral of the story is that I rose above our problems just as George Washington did with General Cornwallis. General Cornwallis was to “coward” to surrender to Washington himself so he sent somebody else, the same way my friend was being cowardly by telling my fourth-grade crush about my embarrassing moments so she would make herself seem better than I.
Ethical decision making is very important if you want to get from point A to point B, or in other words, achieve a goal. It was especially important in George Washington’s time because he was a very important man just like a celebrity in our time, we follow every step they make. For example, if Washington had given up during the Revolutionary War and had not motivated their men, we most likely would have lost and there wouldn’t be a United States of America today. He instead decided to motivate their men to not give up even if they were lacking ammo, food supplies, and even shoes. It makes you improve and better a certain flaw in society, it doesn’t just happen overnight. I believe that every decision has an impact and it reflects on each other like the butterfly effect. In today’s world, everybody is trying to better the world somehow. Back then Washington was well known by many people because they admired him because of his judgment.