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These two interviews talk about two person child one and elderly one each one talk about his childhood, life, ambitions in future, beautiful and bad memories.
Then there is comparison between them.
Last Sunday at 10:00 I conducted an interview with two people. one of them is 10 years old and the other one is 55 years old.
My interview with them was very nice. I asked them about their childhood, their beautiful memories, and the memories that were not so beautiful. and their dreams for their life.
I will start with the young child I sat and played with him a little where I then began to ask him questions that would allow me to begin with him an interview. I asked him about his life and with whom he lives. His answer was that he lives with a small family that includes a mother and a father and a small sister. He loves his family and his family loves him.
In concern to his hobbies, he said that he likes swimming, football/soccer and he likes to watch television programs that include cartoons, but he doesn’t like to study much. He loves acting a lot and he hopes to become an actor in the future. I tried to persuade him that studying is very important for his life, but I was not able to let him understand this. He answered me and said everyone is free to decide what he wants to like. While I was playing with him I asked him about his fond memories.
It was a trip to Paris with his small family. He liked Paris a lot and the people of Paris are very nice. He loved the beaches there because he loves to swim. He also remembered a surprise that the teachers and his friends prepared for him in school, in relation to his birthday. He received a gift from them and a gift from his mom in the new year. He went with his friends to the clubs and gardens.
I asked about his fathers work and if he would like to grow up and become like him, he answered me and said that his father works in a restaurant and he is very proud of his father, but he does not want to be like him, he believes that each person is free to be who he wants to be, he made me laugh. He said i only like to eat.
I asked him about who he knows in his life and he answered and said I know my family, my friends, my school, my toys, and my knowledge. I hear very little about problems that occur but I don’t understand what they mean or hat they are. I realized from my interview with this child that he does know not enough.
I realized in my interview with him that he was shy from some of the subjects. And that sometimes he would play and not answer me. And another hardship was that his age and thinking did not allow him to show me truth in a correct way. Sometimes I would understand from his hand gestures or from special words he said. He did not focus with me very well, and he would ask me the same questions I would ask him. Finally I felt that he got bored from me and would not answer me anymore so I left him. I thanked his parents and I wished for them all success with him.
Now the interview with the old man, I went to him in a cafe that he sits in and I asked if I can sit next to him. So I sat next to him and I began with him the interview.
I began to talk a little about myself, and when I finished I asked about his childhood and his manly years.
He first talked to me about his childhood. He was brought up in a family that was separated when he was 10 years old, and that he was very happy before his parents were separated. However, many problems led to their separation. He lived with his mom until he grew up and then it became time for him to live with his father. He said his childhood was beautiful in some aspects, but he would miss his father sometimes when there would be parties at school and he would see his friend. He finished his studies and went to college and became a businessman.
He now has a big company. After some years he mother died and he became alone. In this time he lost all connection with his father. He became to know a beautiful woman and he loved her a lot and married her. He was very happy with her, and his whole childhood was made up to him through his wife that he loved dearly and with the baby that god sent him. He loved his baby a lot, and he would sometimes miss his fathers love because his father was far away from him. He had a life that was being renewed constantly through his life, work, and his friends that would visit him.
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He now has a big company. After some years his mother died and he became alone. In this time he lost all connection with his father. He became to know a beautiful woman and he loved her a lot and married her. He was very happy with her, and his whole childhood was made up to him through his wife that he loved dearly and with the baby that god sent him. He loved his baby a lot, and he would sometimes miss his fathers love because his father was far away from him. He had a life that was being renewed constantly through his life, work, and his friends that would visit him.
He answered me that he hired some people to work in his business because he spends most of his time with his wife and in this cafe, and he wishes that god will be with his son so his son can become like him. I asked him if in his opinion if a father is important in a child’s life.
He answered me that the mother and father are important to have a family and that each one adds something special to make a strong and complete family. I felt that he liked to talk about himself more and more and that he was relaxed with me and considered me to be a friend. I finally asked him what he prefers more to be a child or to be a man or to be older. He answered me all of them were beautiful and they all had their good and bad times. However, we can not know the taste of the beautiful and happy life until we have tasted the bad one. I thanked him a lot and i left him.
My interview with the old man was long and it took about one hour which was opposite of the child who got bored very quickly from my questions.
Maybe because the ones who are older in age like to talk about their trials in life and teach the younger generation.
In my interview with the old man, he spoke about things that he passed through that I never thought about. This helped me a lot, because I did not go through much of the difficulties he went through. the difficulties I faced with the man that he would explain his stories in great detail that he would often forget the big dates.
And from my comparison between the two interviews I realized that there were similarities and differences.
The similarities that I saw between them
- The two both had beautiful memories. One of them had a beautiful childhood in which he continues to live, and the other had a beautiful childhood on only some occasions.
- They both had dreams that they want to try and make come true. One wants to be an actor and the other has made it come true and has reached his goal.
For the differences
- The child had a strong relationship with both his parents, but the old man did not have this.’
- the way both of them would speak to me.
- the way the child was focusing on the interview.
- the way they cared for their studies and thought about life.
- The interview did not have much of an effect on the child, but had a big effect on the old man.
In conclusion, I realized that a person’s life and future is based on the type of thinking, likes, dislikes, and the way a child was brought up. One that has everything has more trouble understanding the different hardships and does not have as much thankfulness for life as one who has gone through much struggles and hardships.
However, the older you are the more knowledge you have had of life and knowledge of how to deal in certain situations.