My Personal Perspective On The Person I Am

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The person I am has been shaped by all the people and circumstances I have come across in my life. My background has had one of the biggest impacts on my personality and my future aspirations. Growing up in an Ethiopian-Canadian household gave me a unique perspective on the world around me. My parents emigrated from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the early 90s. Their firsthand experience living in a developing country provided me with insight into the issues facing the developing world. This sparked my passion for international development. My background has developed my world view, impacted my aspirations, and has shaped me into the person I am today.

Having Ethiopian-Canadian parents has broadened my horizon and has made me a global citizen. I have been fortunate to be exposed to different ways of life and various cultures. This has prevented me from living solely in the bubble of Toronto, and has allowed me to appreciate the diversity that the world has to offer. Through my parents’ stories and my own trips to Ethiopia, I have seen how different yet beautiful other cultures can be. Despite the obvious differences between Canada and Ethiopia, both countries have aspects that are endearing. I love how walking down any street in Toronto I can pass an array of different restaurants and shops boasting different cuisines from all around the world. I also enjoy the all the conveniences that are available in a developed country. When visiting Ethiopia the biggest thing that stands
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