The Most Influence Of My Family

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Andre Gide used to say, “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” He was a famous novelist in 20 century, and he received Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. His quote inspired me when I was kid. I was born in a Viet Nam family. My family is like other Asians. Parents are really strict with children, and children are afraid of their parents. I always followed on what my parents said, and sometimes I forgot who I am or who I want to become. My parents are not only a bad influence, but they teach hardworking on everything. I saw my parents working 12 hours a day to feed me. As I see their pain, I don’t want to give up. My culture and family are the most influence in my identity. I am a persevering person, and I am not a person, who lives in the other’s opinions.
When I was a kid, my parents taught me that, trying your best before you give up on anything, and I used it on many challenges. I remembered when I was in the middle school, I loved math, but I was really bad at it. My grade on math wasn’t high although I try hard. In the spring of my eighth grade, my school had the math contest for eighth grade students, and I decided to register. My school is not too big, so only 112 students were on the contest. The contest is divided in three rounds, and about 50 students are eliminated in first and second round, and then only 10 students are in the final. At the beginning, I came to the contest for fun, and I didn’t prepare at all. I
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