What makes me, me ?

Essay by leiishy123High School, 10th gradeA+, June 2009

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There are many people in the world, yet each person has their unique characteristics, beliefs, and values in which shape them into whom they are today. Some of the things that shape a person into what makes you... You are the way you are raised by your parents, criticism from the media and your peers, as well as religions you choose to follow.

My parents have had a big affect on my life. Although my parents separated at an early age, my father was always in the picture and we have faced many obstacles as a family. I know that if I am ever in trouble I can always go to them and can trust them with anything. My parents have had a major affect on my life. They have brought me up to be a confident, honest, independent person and I believe that what they have taught me and what we have been through has shaped me into what I have become today.

The media also plays a big part on everyone’s life including mine. People these days are defined and grouped by how they look, act and dress. I think that this is all because of what people say in the media, books, and magazines. This has an affect on me because it influences me on what I should wear, eat and dress. Media is very important in my life as well as my friends.

My friends are the ones that I tell everything to, look for support from and just have fun with. That’s why my friends have made a major influence on my life. If I didn’t have my friends in my life I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I would not be as happy or confident and would struggle through most things with...