Each and every one of us examines the world with a different perspective and background. We grew up in a society where everyone comes from a different race, ethnicity and religion. I was just nine years old when I came to the United States, leaving all my friends behind in Iran. Coming from a completely different society to here where everyone is outrageous and different. For an eye of a nice year old, seeing people with different races was scary and all I could do was keep every emotion in myself and not talk to anyone. The teachers noticed because I wasn’t engaging in activities like others and that’s when my parents got involved. I was close to my mom so I told her how I was feeling at school and she told me that everyone is native to every country. For instance, my mother said, “although you were born in Iran, your ancestors were from Armenian and due to harsh circumstances, every race is spread everywhere around the world.” and from that day I started to become friends with everyone at school. From everything in the world, learning is something that we won’t ever regret because it won’t bring us any harm even if we grow old. The people that I’m mostly thankful to have in my life are my parents because without them I wouldn’t be here right now. ¬¬They explained to me the difference between right and wrong and I owe them a lot in the future. Along them I had my peers that helped me along the way because I met different people with different personalities. Last but not
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Diversity is said to make us unique and beautiful, yet too often it creates the ugliest conflicts. History will tell us more often than not that fundamental components of human life (race, religion, politics, culture, etc) are the root of many conflicts. Yet, people seem to make our discrepancies seem praiseworthy, and that we must accept them wholeheartedly. Although acceptance is crucial in forming a more empathetic society, it is important to recognize that one’s willingness to accept others is shaped by their past experiences and upbringing.
In my eighteen years of existence, I've experienced many things, ethnically, and socially. I was born overseas, to an Air Force man, and his wife. I spent several years amongst a different culture. As soon as my father was retired from the Air Force, we moved from Japan, the land of the rising sun, to a small town in the west. I was faced with something unlike anything I had been exposed to. I was exposed to an extremely diverse set of cultures. There were so many different things that I had to experience, and they scared me. I was introduced to a new classroom, and the students in it. With that, I was introduced to a new language, spanish. I was surrounded by so many ethnically diverse cultures, and places. I grew up knowing so many different
Although my life is not like those of a typical teenager’s, I am and will be forever grateful for all that my parents had provided me. For providing me with love and care, for raising me to become a disciplined individual, for providing me with the inspiration that I need when I fail at times, and most importantly, for finding the courage to send me off to college even without the full financial ability to. I am proud of my international background, of my parents, of my heritage and myself for finding the courage
There’s a thing that most people don’t understand about people who deal with two different cultures. People with a split culture have to make their own mold, so to say; they have to learn from their own and others experiences to conform to a certain norm. Since different cultures have different social norms, you can’t behave unacceptably without being judged. People, who have never dealt with diverse communities, especially don’t understand why people act differently when they’re around unalike people. For example, my friends never understood why my parent didn’t allow me to go to places in high school such as football games, dances or even to my friends’ houses. They didn’t understand that my family was very conservative; however I don’t blame them for not knowing, since they haven’t experienced any diversity by living in a predominantly white area.
When I look out into the world it does not take long for me to realize that we are all different in a plethora of different ways. We all grow up in many different societies and
My mother’s side is English, German and Irish while my father’s side is Filipino and Korean. My fascination with cultures started when I entered my intermediate years. Being able to learn how morals and traditions differ between cultures greatly interest me because it is like learning a totally different world. When I encounter a different culture from one that I was raised around I am able to broaden my spectrum and see the world through many perspectives. I am able to realize how privileged my life is. Not everyone in the world is able to possess the same freedom as I, and I begun to notice that no matter how many obstacles I may face it is never the worse circumstance out there. How selfish it must seem of me to complain about not being able to go out with my peers when there is others out there who is facing morally suffocating situations, discrimination and
We are all humans, it doesn’t matter if you’re African, Caucasian, Spanish or wherever you come from. We are this one race trying to survive on this beautiful, strange planet. We shouldn’t be at each other’s throats but helping one another. When someone has a different opinion on something or isn’t like you, the best thing we all should do is try to learn from that person. You never know you might learn something new that you never know even existed. When we isolate are self from those who are different we are losing knowledge that could help us in the future. The person that’s different than you might be able to help you, they might know something that you don’t. ‘’ she remembered the sun and the way the sun was and the sky was’’, they had been on Venus all their lives, and they had been only two years old when last the sun came out and had long since forgotten the color”. The person that isn’t like you are only trying to help you understand what you don’t know and yet we as humans tend to push them away. We need one another comfort, ‘’ under the radiant towers, the floodlit ramparts, must have wondered at my impulse to touch her, which was like touching myself”. We can’t survive without each other, it doesn’t matter what race you are or where you come from we are all humans and we should look out for each
Growing up in America, I have always been surrounded by many cultures and different ethnic groups. Many of those cultures differ from my own traditionally. For the first half of my life, I was raised in detroit, a predominantly black city - I had always assumed. My family eventually moved out of Detroit and we moved to Inkster. Inkster was a much smaller city, but it was also a predominantly black city. In 2011, my family moved from Inkster, Michigan to Canton, Michigan. Although the two cities are less than a half hour apart - the cultural and ethnic groups are extremely diverse. While attending my freshman year of high school in Canton I realized, I was a minority there. More than half of the student body, more than half of the community
Growing up, I always felt like an outsider. I yearned for a sense of belonging, but I would always have to bring myself to a constant realization about the implication of my existence—I was black and white, not one or the other, but both. The continual task of “checking one box” on surveys and papers didn’t really help the situation either. Being the product of an African-American father and an Irish-American mother made me appreciate and understand all the variations of race and culture in the spectrum, but it also left me in this murky-gray area with no sense of direction—a feeling that most multiracial
I think I am the person that I am now because of my mother, my grandmother, and the teachers who helped me during my whole life. I never had a lot of real friends, but the ones that I had where a lot special to me, and they also helped me in a lot of things. I was known for being a little lazy, but really smart. My only problem was that I used to dedicate more time in my interests that in everything else. My teachers helped me a lot during elementary school, because I was failing the school year in first grade, but thank for them I finish being 1st place during 3 consecutive years. I always follow the best steps that my mom show
As far my education, I wouldn’t be where I’m at if it wasn’t for certain people. I struggled all my life when it comes to my education. There were many times where I just wanted to give up. It gotten bad to the point where I didn’t even know if would get through high school but by the grace of god I did. If it wasn’t for my parents, Seth Saeugling and Pamela Quick, I probably wouldn’t be writing this essay.
Looking back through my life, i have realized my mother has taught me the most. The one who means the most to me, the one person that has been the absolute best she can be for me and our family, always. The strongest most wise human being i know has been in my life since day one, which i am forever grateful for. “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” This quote is something my mom has always lived by and taught her kids at a young age. We weren’t rich, didn’t have everything we needed at times but we always had our family and love that went all around, which was enough for us.
In just about every small town and most medium to large cities, there is a “black” part or section of town. I grew up in a very small town but the part of town I lived in was very big to me. Everyone had the same ideals, beliefs, and expectations. We all knew each other very well. We went to the same church, played in the same park, ate the same type of food, and we listened to the same music. There were no unique individuals, no one really stood out. My town had harmony; a feeling of well being - for lack of a better word. I did not realize that I lived in a culture that had very little diversity. I knew that there were people out side my little world who spoke a different language, dressed different, and ate strange food. But it never occurred to me that I would ever meet anyone very different from me in every way.
I am very excited to be writing this information here on this page as I always keep asking this question from myself almost every single day. As a global citizen i believe i am from this earth not from one country of another and this reminds me that we are all the same, despite of our differences we are all still human beings with the same origins, a beating heart and blood running through our veins. My consciousness towards my Creator(GOD) leads me to be conscious of all lives, cultures, races and beliefs.