The Person Who Influenced Me the Most

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The person that get to know us best, from our virtues to flaws, are our parents. They have the greatest influence in our life because they are the people we see the most and have known for the longest. They sacrifice many luxuries in order to give their children the best life possible. My father has had a huge impact on my life and it is because of him that I am the person I am today. Most people say I am a lot like my dad, both physically and mentally. We both have the same mannerism, facial expressions, and thought processes. We love to learn and travel, eat exotic and luxuries food, spend time with family, and we both have an incredible amount of energy. From observing my dad's behavior and listening to his lectures, he has had a great influence on my life, choices, and personality.

My dad was born in Mexico City to a well-off family. He never had any discomfort or traumatizing experiences in his childhood. My dad's life changed though when he found out that my mom had become pregnant with me. They were not married and were very young: my mom being 19 and my dad 23. He made the decision to marry my mom and get a job. It was a rude awakening for him when he started to have monetary struggles, and all the comfort he had as a child quickly went away. Soon his life became a worry about paying the bills and putting food on the table. Aside from all his struggles, my dad never lost hope and kept on working hard to improve his family's quality of life. Finally he made the decision that it would be best to move to the United States and start a business. We moved to Brownsville, Texas, because it is right on the border, and my dad had started an import/export company. It was a huge struggle to get the company started, and (for many years) the business did badly. Finally, after about 6 years of effort, the business started to do fairly well. Soon, my dad was able to open two more offices: one in Laredo, Texas and another in Mexico City. Presently the business is...
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