He then explained that doing so could have been very dangerous since I do not have my driver’s license yet. He said that when the time would arrive, he would have me admitted at a driving school where I will be able to learn properly and finally get a driver’s license.
Since my father did not scream or shout at me or got physical, I took his advice very positively. He said that I could have harmed myself or others around me. I thought about it and I did not want to be the person who harms others. I have not even hurt any insect unintentionally. I did not want to hurt others.
Therefore I realized how it is very dangerous to drive under age. After that event I did not touch the car keys again. I have done many other mistakes in life after that but none of them was as significant as this one. Because of my father’s calm reaction to this event and other similar events, I have had a high subjective well being.
After I obtained my driver’s license at the age of 18, I have been a very careful driver trying to be safe myself and keep others around me safe as well. I have also leant how to be a responsible person and as a sibling as well since I have 2 younger siblings. I want to be a good example for them. I would not want my siblings or just anyone to copy me and try to drive under age as this can cause a lot of trouble for people. Various personality development theories also state how childhood events cause behavioral changes that shape a person’s personality (Cherry 2013). So this event has positively shaped my personality.
My father has noticed a positive change in me as I do not act rash in anyway and think about other people before acting. I listen to my father’s advice on many things as I believe that parents have greater experience and do things for the betterment of their children.