Shaping Identity

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Shaping Identity
Identity. What is identity? One will say that it is the distinct personality of an individual. Others will say that identity is the behavior of a person in response to their surrounding environment. At certain points of time, some people search for their identity in order to understand their existence in life. In regards, identity is shaped into an individual through the social trials of life that involve family and peers, the religious beliefs by the practice of certain faiths, and cultural awareness through family history and traditions. These are what shape the identity of an individual. In today's world, society creates an impact on human life. More of an impact can be seen among family and peers. They
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Being raised practicing a religion creates the virtues and morals for that person's identity from an early stage. It helps parents create a sense of direction and inflict the core values their children need. Some people have no religion and end up finding themselves searching for faith. They ask themselves questions such as, "who created us?" Why are we here?" "Is there an after-life?" By doing so, they find a religion suitable for them and begin
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