I have never really been asked ,” Who am I” . Honestly I don’t know who I am . I think not knowing who I am is okay because I am young and I have time to find out who I am. I am in high school this is where people get a taste of who they are. I don’t think anyone knows who they truly are because of social media, stereotyping and how this generation portray people now. Also because this generation is not comfortable with themselves they always want to be someone else
We all have gone through it: patiently we wait for our name to be announced, lining up one by one. Soon, it will be our turn and realize that we must take the leap and face our destiny. As you consider what this means, you look back at the memories you have created in this sanctuary, but now your time has ended and you will have to move on. Finally, your name is called and you are presented a book of achievement. This book will open new doors for opportunity, however, it also closes your childhood memories of school, friends, and pep rallies. Today, you have graduated and a new life of adulthood awaits you, while the old one is stuffed into an old high school year book. In his story, “The Secret
I want to be like many different people for many different reasons. I don’t have a perfect person that inspires me all-around. Possibility also inspires me. I find it fascinating, but it’s my reality that gets me to move. Dreaming of the possibilities of my reality help get me moving. There, I got it out! Maybe I just grew up late, maybe I got tired of excuses for being stuck in circumstances.”
The building blocks of personal identities begin at birth. Parents and teachers are a major influence on one’s identity. They teach the individual the basic morals, knowing right from wrong. However, some individuals do not have the benefit of parental or teacher’s guidance, and this results in a stunted personality, which negatively affects these individuals’ sense of identity. In some circumstances, these
Identity is formed by the influence of various physical and psychological experiences that occurs throughout an individual’s life and reforms their identity. One’s identity is not made through a single event alone but through a series of events that changes it. Moreover, some events are more influential and powerful in the shaping of one 's identity. Identity, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “The qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others”. In "Project Classroom Makeover", by Cathy Davidson, the author highlights how students ' developed their identities through various cognitive thinking skills and the freedom to be creative. In "The Naked Citadel", by Susan Faludi, identities are shaped through traditions, rules, and obedience. However, it is not to say that character cannot be formed by both the use of intellectual abilities and long standing practices. The creation and reforming of our identity changes throughout an individual 's life because of the impact of creative thinking, traditions, and relationships.
Who am I? Who are you? As a person, we are labeled by our identity. According to Dictionary.reference.com the word “identity” is defined as condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is. Distinctive traits give personality to individuals. As people living in society, we tend to leave a trail or a legacy of who we are behind us. There is a paradoxical nature to one’s
Wherever we are and in whatever time we happen to live, we cannot avoid asking the basic questions of who we are, where we came from, what we are doing here, and where we are going. In everyone's life, especially when one is young, these basic questions arise in the mind, often with force, and demand answers from us. Many simply push them aside or remain satisfied with established answers provided by others in their family or community. In traditional societies such answers always came from the teachings of religion, and to a great extent they still do for the majority of people in many parts of the world. But there have always been and still are today the few who take the question "who am I?" seriously and existentially and who are not satisfied with answers provided by others. Rather, they seek to find the
I am a kinetic learner. I have to have something to do even if it's just tapping my foot. I can not sit still unless I'm reading or doing something else. I will always be moving in some way or another. I don't really like most sports like football or baseball. But I do like basketball and street hockey. I always want to do something. And my patience is very low.
A human being is described as being a creature capable of questioning concepts such as “who am I” and “why am I here” in order to give meaning to their existence. (Creech Ph.D., 2015)
Who are you, really? Many kids in the process of growing up would have a hard time answering that question. Finding one's place in this world is a stressful and challenging journey because sometimes one can't find that place until they find who they truly are themselves. The story "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather is about just that, a boy named Paul who has no direction in life and is struggling with his identity and how the world around him leads Paul to a place of pure confusion, imagination, aesthetic and pleasure that ultimately leads him to his own demise.
This essay is a reflective essay on my learning development from a young age through to my current position as a University Student. I will be relating my learning development back to two theories of human development, Vygotstsky’s socio-cultural theory and Marcia’s version of Erikson’s theory of identity development. I will identify and discuss the challenge I have faced with my identity and how this has impacted on my development.
Identity is a socially and historically constructed concept. An individual learns about their own identity through interactions with family, peers, organizations, media, and educational institutions. Education and identity are two closely related topics. On average, most Americans will spend a fourth of their life in educational institutions. During this time period students are growing and maturing, but most importantly they are discovering themselves. Students realize their qualities, determine their morals, and establish their beliefs during this time of instruction. Undoubtedly, education forms and challenges a person’s identity throughout the years.
Who am I? Who will I become? These are questions asked many times over as we constantly feel the need to define ourselves. Many people believe that a person can be defined as a collection of all his or her actions. However, this view is not entirely correct. It is not just our actions that define who we are or who we will become, but It is also our morals and values, the parenting that we received, our circumstance, our friends and family and society as a whole that has a great impact on who we are and as well as who we will become.
Consequently, each person at some point in life asks some question about life. Some ask if they actually want to live the kind of life they are experiencing, while some will ask other questions like “who am I” or “The importance of their
Through out history, as man progressed from a primitive animal to a "human being" capable of thought and reason, mankind has had to throw questions about the meaning of our own existence to ourselves. Out of those trail of thoughts appeared religion, art, and philosophy, the fundamental process of questioning about existence. Who we are, how we came to be, where we are going, what the most ideal state is....... All these questions had to be asked and if not given a definite answer, then at least given some idea as to how to begin to search for, as humans probed deeper and deeper into the riddle that we were all born into.