My Culture, And The Upbringing Of My Family Essay

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My culture and I
Perhaps the most influential factors which has shaped me into the person Iam today is my culture, and the upbringing of my family. Since my birth, these factors have strongly influenced my values, norms, and characteristics. I’m raised in a Hispanic household, as most traditional Hispanic families, my upbringing is strongly family orientated. I was born in small town in Ecuador, and when I was 5 years old, I experienced culture shock when I moved to America. I was young and didn’t understand much, I felt lost and uncertain with the new culture and environment surrounding me. For a couple of years in grammar school I felt unsettled and iffy on the ‘’unknown’’ culture I was revealed too. This resulted to selective mutism in grammar school with teachers. I would also struggle doing my homework during grammar school because no one in my household knew English. Gradually, with the help of my family and my recognition of my capabilities I was able to adapt to my surroundings and overcome my challenges. I’ve always had a strong motivation to have a better future, and I knew furthering my education will help me. The personal gain from education is something that no one can ever take away from you. My parents would always motivate me to work harder and put all my dedication in school. My education will always come first because no one else is going to give me what education gives you - knowledge and strength in society. My home country, Ecuador, is an alluring
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