Childhood Memory

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Memories from my childhood life made me what I have become today. There are many different childhood memories that I can remember but there were two that really made an impact to how my personality is today. I never thought that these events would have any effect in shaping my personality now because they happened so long ago, but I can see that it has.

Eriksons 4th stage of psychosocial theory is industry vs. inferiority. It says that children who are encouraged by their parents develop of feeling of competence and belief in their skills. My favorite sport growing up was playing basketball. I love watching basketball. My favorite team when I was little was the Chicago bulls because of the one and only Michael Jordan. My parents bought me a basketball court when I was 6 years old and I have been playing basketball ever since. I joined a little tournament when I was 7 years old for children around my age. I remember scoring zero points for almost the whole game. I was never really good at the sport when I was little because I didn’t know how to shoot well. My parents never cared and would always make me feel like I was the best one out there. They made me believe that I was the Michael Jordan of my team. I felt that I could do it all on the courts. In the final minute of the game, we were losing by 2 points and we had a chance to tie the game up. Somehow the ball came to me and I took the shot and made a three point basketball to give us the lead by 1. I came running to my teammates in joy because that was the only basket I ever made in the game but it was the most important one. My parents never doubted me and they always cheered for me. With their encouragement, I began to work hard and played every day. My skills got better and I ended up making the basketball team when I was in 7th grade. Now I have been playing in tournaments with my friends and winning trophies every now and then. Eriksons theory proved that with my parents encouragement, I was able to...
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