Every student has an intrinsic motivation that is crucial to their identity. Personally my motivation stems from my parents. Even though they have not had formal education themselves they still encourage me to do my best, however I believe that my pursuit in academics has been strongly influenced by my parents. I try my hardest to do my best and get the highest grades I can so that I can go to college and continue my education, which will eventually lead to a higher paying job. Although my parents were not as fortunate in continuing their education, I plan to be successful in my future. As a result of my parents low education they could not receive well paying jobs. Even though they are able to get by steadily, they remind me everyday how much education is important in order for me to have a good future. Behind every student there is a story and mine is crucial to my identity. Thanks to the decisions my parents have made in the past, now i am informed about what life has to offer. Since my family is mainly blue collar workers I have seen the effects it can have on a family. The fact that my parents were not as successful as they may have wanted to be has influenced my motivation to succeed in whatever I do. Only a handful of students who come from a family like mine find the motivation to push themselves 100% in their academics. Many students who come from families with parents who don't have professional jobs do not see a need to thrive in academics and to get good paying jobs. In my case it has made me more inclined to do well and have a better life. One of my favorite quotes is “We can't choose where we come from, but we can chose where we go from there.” By Stephen Chbosky. I live by this quote because it relates to me so much, it is a constant reminder that my future is in my own hands and that I choose my own path. Being a college student has been my dream ever since I can remember. Because of my parents lack of education and seeing other family members
important things throughout my life has always been my family and the values and beliefs they inculcated into me that make up my identity.
First, my family, just like any other family, gave my existence a meaning in a positive way. They had given me life, and without them, my existence would have never been realized. They guided me onto a path of greatness that can only be achieved with consistent effort. Furthermore, I can stay on the path due to their support. For instance, my family instilled an understanding….
My Identity; the Influence that people have in my Life
Everyone has identity; not matter how he/she looks, not matter what he/she does and not matter how old he/she is. The problem about identity is that not many people do not know how to identify themselves as. Many people try to identify as persons that they are not, or many get their identity from the influence that people have on them. For example, my friend Anthony is a great example of a person identifying himself as someone that he is not….
A jigsaw puzzle is what defines my current life; there are pieces that are connected but many that are yet to fit. Hence, if one was to ask me ‘who are you?’ my answer would be obscure. However, the current pieces that are connected are the experiences that have ultimately shaped my identity. Thus, the identity that I have is like a rigid rock in the ocean it may get eroded by the stormy sea, but it preserves its solid essence. Without a solid essence, without knowing who we really are by others….
There are many things I could start off with. Something such as giving you “The List” or a description of one moment that gave me a whole new revelation on the meaning of life, but let’s be honest how interesting would that really be? And in the midst of all of that I still wouldn’t be able to show you what I’ll be bringing to the table. Here on this paper, text, my personal statement is where I am supposed to express what makes me — me. I understand that putting a limit….
wide world has a constant identity that remains stagnant throughout their lives. Throughout my entire life, I have always been experiencing changes regarding my identity. Whether it involves who I associate with, how I label myself, or where I come from, my identity has always been changing; however, there are certain aspects of my identity that are more important to me than other aspects of my identity. Because it is unique to me, my most imporant aspects of my identity are dance and a lack of a….
resulted from that.
There are many things that can be used to identify a culture or a group of people, as well as an individual. Identification is what distinguishes you from others, and this a problem or a task, meaning that. We can see this in My Identity, My Allegiances. For example, the author, Amin Maalout, says that he is different from everyone else because there is no one else out there that has all of the same allegiances as him. He is trying to show that the combinations….
I first realized my outward identity when I was in kindergarten. I went to a Disney Princess party dressed as Aurora, since I thought she was the prettiest princess. When I arrived, my two blonde-hair, blue-eyed best friends told me that I couldn’t be Aurora, and that I had to change to Pocahontas. Inwardly, I didn’t see myself as different. Being of mixed race, I never identified more of one than the other, and I always felt that I fit in perfectly with my peers and classmates. That changed when….
directly creates who we are.
What I own, such as my clothes, or my iconic spirit day costumes, make my reputation, and as a result, they make my identity. But it's not just my clothes that create my identity. My sense of style is just a small portion of my identity because every single tangible possession I own, whether a car, house or water cup, creates my identity. For example, the history textbooks that sit on my dresser are a visible indicator of my love for knowledge of the past. And the AP textbooks….
defining my identity are a bible, Kente cloth, and my college acceptance letter to Holy Cross. These three objects are very important to and have played a part in making me the motivated, open-minded, and independent young adult I am today. The first being a bible was given to me a church brother. At the time I was building my faith in God, it was a gift without the notion of how meaningful the bible would help me to seek God more and find favor in the eyes of others. The book of Ruth has shaped my identity….
Our different identities define who we are and shape how we experience the world. Some identities you are born into and others are shaped by life experiences. Identities may give you a leg up in the world or just the opposite; you have to prove yourself twice as hard. I am a white, cisgender, upper middle class, abled, and pansexual woman. I was born into a white upper middle class home, but some of my identities developed as I grew, and some are still in flux. These identities define who I am and….